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We found 29 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. Dr. Chittaluru is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She studied medicine at Kakatiya Medical College. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chittaluru has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Ford's areas of specialization are general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ford average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ford include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ford is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ford welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Problems, Headache, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Salman Aly practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Wharton, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Aly attended Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Saira Hirani is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hirani studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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

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

Dr. Nicola Hanania's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hanania trained at Toronto General Hospital for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hanania include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a pediatrician in Sugar Land, TX, Richmond, TX, and Houston, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hasnain include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). The average patient rating for Dr. Hasnain is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hasnain's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joan Stoerner's areas of specialization are neonatology and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Missouri City, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stoerner attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stoerner's 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 practices neonatology and general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Chauhan attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad, Osmania University, and Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Chauhan include warts, prenatal diagnosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chauhan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rukmini D Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rukmini Kumar practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include scoliosis, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She obtained her medical school training at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University and performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Desai's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Surat and residency at Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Desai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Aman Ali Jafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aman Jafar specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and anemia. Dr. Jafar is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jafar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of 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, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Bin Sheng Sung, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bin Sung's specialty is general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Sung is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sung include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sung has an open panel.

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All Interests: Physical Exams, Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care, Asthma, Newborn Care, Hay Fever

Dr. David Amran, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4820 Sweetwater Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Amran is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Amran's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Amran is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.