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 is a pediatrician in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. Her clinical interests include infections, asthma, and allergies. 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. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Abreu-Macomber completed her residency training at the University Health System. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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 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 pediatric allergist and immunologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Varshney has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Varshney speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kayser obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She is especially interested in immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kayser takes. Dr. Kayser has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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 works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. Dr. Fullmer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Fullmer is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes 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. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sagar attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete 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. 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.