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We found 9 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 Cardiology, Adult Pulmonology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz's medical specialty is adult cardiology and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. 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. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schwartz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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 works as a pediatrician in Garland, TX and Murphy, TX. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Limsenben include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Limsenben is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Developmental Disorders, Immunization, Unexplained Fever, Allergies, Contraception, ... (Read more)

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, who practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Crisp performed his residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Crisp has received distinctions including Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force and Harold S. Nelson Award for Research (2nd place), Military Allergy & Immunology Assembly. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Murphy Abel, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
511 West Fm 544; Suite 201
Murphy, TX
 

Dr. Shawn Abel works as a pediatrician in Garland, TX and Murphy, TX. Patients gave Dr. Abel an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, newborn care, and contraception (birth control). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abel attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Richard Page's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Page attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Page speaks German. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Robert Kotas' area of specialization is general pediatrics. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kotas's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kotas is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Matthew Curry's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Curry's clinical interests: emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curry attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Houston, TX, Allen, TX, and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pahlavan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pahlavan has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Tiffany Harvey sees patients in Irving, TX and Plano, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Harvey's clinical interests: diabetes management, asthma, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Harvey trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes Management, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

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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.