We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity 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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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. He 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. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2301 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau, who practices in Taylor, TX and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Yau honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung Disease, 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 allergist/immunologist and allergist. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dvoracek accepts. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Dvoracek completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He 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. Leticia Aurora Shanley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Leticia Shanley works as a pediatrician. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Shanley accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Temple, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Arroliga is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Bridgeport Hospital's residency program. Dr. Arroliga 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.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Cheema has a special interest in intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He 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. Before completing his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Dr. Cheema attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Cheema is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Anandita Pal works as a general pediatrician in Humble, TX and Temple, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Pal attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Pal is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Arroliga trained at Coney Island Hospital for his residency. His distinctions 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. After completing medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College, she performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sagar honors. She has received the following distinction: Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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