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We found 9 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Khozema Alihussain Palanpurwala, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
13406 Medical Complex Drive, Suite 200; Texas Prof. Building
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Khozema Palanpurwala's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Palanpurwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Palanpurwala include warts, contact dermatitis, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Palanpurwala honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Contact Dermatitis, Sickle ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani is an internist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Nathani average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mustafa Ismail Naeem, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Pulmonology
13406 Medical; Complex Dr.#150
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Mustafa Naeem is an adult pulmonologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Naeem honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Naeem (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Muhammad Irfan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Irfan include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Irfan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Irfan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
721 James Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani is a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Vejlani include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and ulcers. Dr. Vejlani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Vejlani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Tad Michael Shirley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8714 Spring Cypress; Suite 170
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Tad Shirley sees patients in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. In Dr. Shirley's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Shirley completed a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Shirley has an open panel.

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Dr. Susan Fagg Reed, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8714 Spring Cypress Road; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Susan Reed is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Reed's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, adolescent issues, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Circumcision, Contact Dermatitis, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gerard Casagrande, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande practices family medicine and sleep medicine in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Casagrande graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Casagrande takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Pheba Zachariah, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Pheba Zachariah's area of specialization is family medicine. Before completing her residency at Resurrection Medical Center, Dr. Zachariah attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Zachariah include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), hypertension (high blood pressure), and adolescent issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zachariah is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Physical Exams, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Preventive ... (Read more)

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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.