We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Aetna Bronze near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Wael Asi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Asi include sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Asi graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quintero include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Quintero has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. William Alan Rhoton, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton's specialties are adult critical care, general practice, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rhoton has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Rhoton studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences.

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All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Cough, Asthma, Fatigue, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress is an allergist/immunologist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Burress attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Burress honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Joseph Patrick V. Vilela Edralin, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4800 West Panther Creek; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Edralin sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Edralin honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Acne, Sports Injuries, Premature Babies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Ikedinobi Ugochukwu Eni, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni works as a general internist. Dr. Eni is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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Dr. Shahzad Islam Islam, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25214 Borough Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shahzad Shah's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Shah attended Dow Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Shah a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Donald Leon Leass, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Donald Leass specializes in neonatology and practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Leass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Meadowbrook Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leass honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Allergies, Acne, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Joan Saunders Purcell, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4800 W Panther Creek Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Joan Purcell's specialty is adolescent medicine. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Purcell a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Acne, Sports Injuries, Premature Babies, Newborn Care, Asthma

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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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