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We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Asi is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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

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. He practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, sleep apnea, and snoring. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhoton studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni is a The Woodlands, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Eni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shahzad Shah's specialty is general pediatrics. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Immunization, Circumcision, Allergies, Ear Problems, Sports Physicals, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joan Purcell practices adolescent medicine in The Woodlands, TX. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Purcell's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Purcell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.