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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, adult cardiology, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz graduated from 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. 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 practices general pediatrics in Garland, TX and Murphy, TX. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Limsenben's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Limsenben speaks Chinese.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and adult allergist and immunologist. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He trained at San Antonio Military Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Crisp's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. Dr. Crisp honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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 Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Sinus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Page works as an allergist/immunologist in Garland, TX and McKinney, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Page speaks German. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kotas include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Kotas 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kotas is 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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Curry include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. He 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Curry has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Shortness of Breath, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shane Pahlavan works as an otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include the following: deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. Dr. Pahlavan is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Pahlavan has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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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