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

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

Dr. Pooja Varshney is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Varshney is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Varshney studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Varshney completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kayser include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kayser studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kayser trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Kayser has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kayser's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Martha Abreu-Macomber is a general pediatrician. Dr. Abreu-Macomber speaks Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of infections, asthma, and allergies. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Health System's residency program. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Abreu-Macomber has received the following distinctions: UTMB Teacher of Distinction TOP DOC Award and Texas Pediatric Society Preceptor Program Teaching Appreciation Award.

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All Interests: Allergies, Infections, Asthma

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

Dr. Avni Shah practices general pediatrics. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Fullmer obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Fullmer is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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.