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We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Unicare PPO near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Quintero's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Wael Asi sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asi include sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Asi has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. 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. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Robert Burress practices allergy & immunology. In Dr. Burress's practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Burress is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Donald Leass is a neonatology specialist 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 the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Meadowbrook Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Leass is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Allergies, Acne, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, 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.