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We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Gold near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Martha Beatriz Abreu-Macomber, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
425 University Boulevard; Suite 130
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Martha Abreu-Macomber works as a pediatrician. In Dr. Abreu-Macomber's practice, she is particularly interested in infections, asthma, and allergies. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University Health System. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abreu-Macomber include: UTMB Teacher of Distinction TOP DOC Award and Texas Pediatric Society Preceptor Program Teaching Appreciation Award. Dr. Abreu-Macomber is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Abreu-Macomber is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Allergies, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Pooja Varshney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Pooja Varshney works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Varshney speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Varshney's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Varshney is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Cough, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Medication, Education, Allergen ... (Read more)

Dr. Jackee Dawn Thornton Kayser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jackee Kayser is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Kayser completed her residency training at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Kayser honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Food Allergy, Spirometry, Asthma, Medication, Community Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Avni Ashok Shah, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1701 E Pflugerville Parkway
Pflugerville, TX
 

Dr. Avni Shah specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shah's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Obesity, Immunization, Allergies, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Failure to Thrive, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason James Fullmer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
4112 Links Lane; Suite 200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jason Fullmer sees patients in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In Dr. Fullmer's practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Swallowing Problems, Asthma, Aspiration, Chronic Cough

Dr. Malvika Sagar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Malvika Sagar is a pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine specialist in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Sagar is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. In addition to English, Dr. Sagar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature ... (Read more)

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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.