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We found 10 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. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boethel graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is 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. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Yau attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Leticia Shanley works as a pediatrician in Dallas, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Shanley is professionally 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 attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency.

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All Interests: Chronic Illness, Asthma, Injuries

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

Dr. John Dvoracek works as an allergist/immunologist and allergist in Temple, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Dvoracek completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Dvoracek has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2013. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Mercedes Arroliga's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Cheema has a special interest in intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. He completed his residency training at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. 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. Andrew Gbenga Faniku, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Faniku's specialty is general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Faniku takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Faniku attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Provider of The Year award, United Medical Centers, Del Rio, TX. Dr. Faniku (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Medical Spanish and Yoruba.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Anandita Pal is a general pediatrician. Dr. Pal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arroliga's medical residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Arroliga speaks Spanish. He is 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 in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Sagar attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) speaks 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)

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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.