We found 28 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Naga Sudha Naga Chittaluru, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru is a general internist in Sugar Land, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chittaluru include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. Dr. Chittaluru is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She 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. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Chittaluru graduated from Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Chittaluru has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine - Board Certified.

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Dr. Donald Ford, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ford's specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Ford a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ford has an open panel.

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Dr. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aly graduated from Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Aly (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Aly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Asthma, Wounds, Hypotension

Dr. Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Toronto General Hospital for residency. Dr. Hanania has a special interest in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani works as a general internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hirani's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Hasnain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain's specialty is general pediatrics. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hasnain's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Hasnain obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Circumcision, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17510 Grand Parkway; #400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Stadnyk sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stadnyk honors. He studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. Joan Whitaker Stoerner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics, Neonatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joan Stoerner's specialties are neonatology and general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Stoerner performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Stoerner include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stoerner is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Newborn Care

Dr. Sonia Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Neonatology, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sonia Chauhan works as a neonatologist and general pediatrician in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chauhan's areas of expertise include warts, prenatal diagnosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She obtained her medical school training at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad, Osmania University, and Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Chauhan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Issues, Newborn Care, Hay Fever, Prenatal Diagnosis, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rukmini Kumar works as a general pediatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: scoliosis, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Kumar graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University and then she performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Scoliosis, Physical Exams, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Hip Problems, Hives, Anemia, Hay Fever

Dr. Sandip Ranjitrai Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. After attending Government Medical College, Surat for medical school, Dr. Desai completed his residency training at Miami Valley Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aliya Sehar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aliya Ahmed's specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contact Dermatitis, Physical Exams, Obesity, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4820 Sweetwater Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Amran is an allergist/immunologist. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Amran's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amran accepts.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Viren Navinchandra Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aman Jafar practices general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Jafar a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jafar's office for an appointment. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Hypotension, Anemia, Hay Fever

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (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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