We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Unicare PPO near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Wael Asi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 200
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 the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asi include sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Asi is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Asi completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as 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. 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. Dr. Quintero's areas of expertise include 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 studied medicine at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for 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. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Robert Burress' specialty is allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Burress accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Burress is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. 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. Sumit Bhutani, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sumit Bhutani specializes in allergy & immunology. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Bhutani has a special interest in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

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 patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Meadowbrook Hospital, Dr. Leass attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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.
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