We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Spring, TX.

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

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala is a general internist in Houston, TX. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poonawala's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poonawala honors. Dr. Poonawala welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Asi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. William Alan Rhoton, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite E
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton is a critical care specialist, general practitioner, and pulmonologist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Rhoton studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He has a special interest in asthma, sleep apnea, and snoring. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhoton is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Shahzad Shah works as a pediatrician. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Blandina Caducoy Sison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
837 Fm 1960 West; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Blandina Sison is a family practitioner. Dr. Sison's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sison include diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Sison is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine's specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Palmeros-Irvine's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Timothy Irvine specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Irvine (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Irvine's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Irvine studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. 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.

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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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