We found 18 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Wail Assy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Asi's clinical interests: sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Asi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Michelle Chrisco Chrisco, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
17580 I-45 South; 6th Floor, Green Pod
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Mann's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Mann attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo for residency. Her clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She 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. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Nguyen focuses on sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

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 specializes in adult critical care, general practice, and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rhoton include asthma, sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Rhoton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Quintero's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Quintero honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kristin A Moore, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Moore specializes in allergy & immunology. She has a special interest in asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Allergy & Asthma Associates. Dr. Moore attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moore has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Robert Burress is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Burress graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Burress has an open panel.

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

Dr. Anthony J Weido, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Weido specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Kingwood, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weido honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weido has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Angioedema, Asthma

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Kancherla is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Kancherla attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Abbas A Kapasi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Abbas Kapasi's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapasi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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All Interests: Acne, Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Eni is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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Dr. Sumit Bhutani, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sumit Bhutani works as an allergist/immunologist. His clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. Dr. Bhutani is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhutani's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Swati Pande, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Swati Pande works as a general pediatrician in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Pande is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Pande (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Tracie L Butler, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6707 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Tracie Butler specializes in general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Texas Children's Pediatrics. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Butler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Shahzad Shah is a general pediatrician in Spring, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Bernadette S Haggerty, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bernadette Haggerty is a general pediatrician in The Woodlands, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Haggerty average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haggerty accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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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