We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Temple, TX.

Dr. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Yau's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Yau honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Leticia Aurora Shanley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Leticia Shanley specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Dallas, TX and Temple, TX. Before performing her residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Shanley attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Shanley is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Chronic Illness, Asthma, Injuries

Dr. John E Dvoracek, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1605 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Dvoracek's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Dvoracek completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dvoracek has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2013.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Skin Testing, Angioedema, Asthma

Dr. Yasir Imtiaz Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Yasir Cheema's specialty is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheema attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Mercedes Elizabeth Arroliga, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Mercedes Arroliga practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Temple, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Arroliga honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Arroliga speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Skin Testing, Angioedema, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Gbenga Faniku, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Faniku sees patients in Killeen, TX and Temple, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faniku honors. He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Dr. Faniku trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Provider of The Year award, United Medical Centers, Del Rio, TX. Dr. Faniku (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Medical Spanish and Yoruba. Dr. Faniku is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Anandita Pal, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
204a Andy Lane
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Anandita Pal's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Pal is affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for her residency. Dr. Pal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Carl Boethel practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Boethel is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Boethel is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro C Arroliga, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Alejandro Arroliga is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Arroliga trained at Coney Island Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Arroliga include: Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award "Pulmonary Disease" The Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Selected in "Best Doctors in America", 1998, 2004, 2006-2014; and Selected in "America's Top Doctors", 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007-2014. Dr. Arroliga is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Acute Respiratory Failure, Emphysema, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress ... (Read more)

Dr. Malvika Sagar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Malvika Sagar is a pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine specialist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sagar is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Sagar completed residency programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Sagar has received the distinction of Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature ... (Read more)

Dr. Ammar Abdullah Alqaid, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ammar Alqaid's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alqaid honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Dr. Alqaid attended medical school at the University of Basrah College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Electrocardiogram, Anemia, Stroke, Emphysema, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Pneumonia, ... (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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