We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Spring, TX.

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Dr. Wael Asi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite E
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Asi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Asi has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Poonawala include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Poonawala is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He 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. He has an open panel. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John's Hospital for residency. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. William Alan Rhoton, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite E
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton's areas of specialization are adult critical care, general practice, and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rhoton include asthma, sleep apnea, and snoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Cough, Asthma, Fatigue, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 6h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Doanh Nguyen specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Shahzad Islam Shah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2616 Fm; 2920 Ste G
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Shahzad Shah sees patients in Spring, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Immunization, Circumcision, Allergies, Ear Problems, Sports Physicals, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine is a Spring, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine 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. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Palmeros-Irvine speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy E Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine's medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Irvine is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Irvine takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Irvine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Irvine is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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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