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We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
5610 W. Riverpark
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kancherla's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Michael Joseph Bishop, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
5610 W. River Park Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bishop is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Dr. Bishop's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bishop has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1601 Main; Suite 108
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandip Ranjitrai Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17510 Grand Parkwy; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Desai graduated from Government Medical College, Surat and then he performed his residency at Miami Valley Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Eliot Bornstein, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1300 Main Street
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bornstein's specialty is general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, preventive care, and general care. Dr. Bornstein honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Bornstein welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Preventive Care, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Amy Sophia Montoya, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1300 Main Street
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Amy Montoya sees patients in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Montoya attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Montoya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Obesity, Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Christine Abraham Mathew, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1300 Main Street
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Christine Mathew's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Mathew accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Obesity, Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Celeste D Palmer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
400 Austin Street
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Celeste Palmer's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Palmer performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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.