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We found 12 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Carl Boethel specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Boethel attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2301 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Taylor, TX and Temple, TX. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yau completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. John Dvoracek is an allergy & immunology and adult allergy specialist in Temple, TX. 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 Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Dvoracek attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Dvoracek's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2013. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Leticia Shanley is a pediatrician. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Shanley completed her residency training at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Shanley is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Chronic Illness, Asthma, Injuries

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

Dr. Mercedes Arroliga is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. 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 Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Arroliga attended National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Arroliga is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Yasir Cheema works as a pulmonologist. Before performing his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Dr. Cheema attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cheema's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cheema is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Faniku practices general pediatrics in Killeen, TX and Temple, TX. 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. His residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received the distinction of Provider of The Year award, United Medical Centers, Del Rio, TX. Dr. Faniku (or staff) is conversant in Medical Spanish and Yoruba. Dr. Faniku is professionally 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) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pal obtained her medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Alejandro Cristobal Arroliga, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 South 31st Street; Division of Pulmonary & Critic
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Alejandro Arroliga's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Temple, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Arroliga's training includes a residency program at Coney Island Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Arroliga has received the following distinctions: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Nicole Susanne Swofford, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1402 West Avenue H
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Nicole Swofford's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and migraine. Dr. Swofford is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Swofford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Knee Pain, Immunization, Incontinence, Shoulder ... (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 in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Sagar is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. In addition to English, Dr. Sagar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Dr. Alqaid attended the University of Basrah College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alqaid is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally 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.