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We found 13 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Suzanne Marie Condron, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Condron is a general pediatrician in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Condron attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Condron is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Preventive Care, Obesity, Asthma

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. 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. 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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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priti Suresh Jadav, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priti Jadav practices general internal medicine and adolescent medicine. Dr. Jadav's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jadav accepts. She graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Jadav is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Musculoskeletal Pain, Incontinence, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio A Reinoso, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mauricio Reinoso, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Reinoso honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Reinoso is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Quntao Yu, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Quntao Yu is a physician who specializes in general practice and general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Yu's clinical interests: heart failure, asthma, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Yu graduated from Qingdao University. For his professional training, Dr. Yu completed a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Circumcision, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma

Dr. Sarah Moid Zaidi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
1229 Creek Way Drive; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Zaidi is a general internist and adolescent medicine specialist in Sugar Land, TX. She attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Her clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Zaidi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Amenorrhea, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rubina Wahid, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1441 Highway 6; 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rubina Wahid's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Wahid graduated from Dow Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Wahid completed a residency program at Woodhull Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Jeffery Terrance Alford, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 100
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Jeffery Alford's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Alford studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alford welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, Skin Biopsy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Asha Kohli, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Asha Kohli specializes in general practice and family medicine. Dr. Kohli's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kohli honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (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.