We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Cigna FocusIn HSA Silver 2700 near Plano, TX.

Dr. David Albert Schwartz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz's specialties are adult critical care, adult cardiology, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. Dr. Schwartz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Johanna Sison Sison Limsenben, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Johanna Limsenben's specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Limsenben has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Limsenben speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Howard Champion Crisp II, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 486
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Howard Crisp's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. Dr. Crisp is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and a graduate of San Antonio Military Medical Center's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Crisp include: Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force and Harold S. Nelson Award for Research (2nd place), Military Allergy & Immunology Assembly. Dr. Crisp welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Robert Andrew Kotas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Robert Kotas sees patients in Garland, TX and Murphy, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Kotas speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kotas honors.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2380 Firewheel Parkway; Suite 1100
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Page's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Page include asthma and allergies. Dr. Page is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Page is conversant in German.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4716 Alliance Boulevard, Baylor Medical Pavilion Ii; Suite 775
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Curry's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and bronchitis. Dr. Curry is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Curry is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4001 West 15th Street; Building 3 Suite 225
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pahlavan include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pahlavan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He welcomes new patients.

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.
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