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

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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 in Round Rock, TX. Her clinical interests encompass infections, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Abreu-Macomber is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Health System. She has received distinctions including UTMB Teacher of Distinction TOP DOC Award and Texas Pediatric Society Preceptor Program Teaching Appreciation Award. Dr. Abreu-Macomber is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She is affiliated with 'Specially for Children. Dr. Varshney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Varshney is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Jackee Kayser's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kayser include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Kayser attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge for residency. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kayser has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for 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 is a pediatric pulmonologist in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fullmer include cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. Dr. Fullmer attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. Dr. Sagar's education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) is conversant in 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.
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