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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palanpurwala include warts, contact dermatitis, and anemia. 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. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Palanpurwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mustafa Naeem is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Naeem (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Naeem include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Naeem's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Naeem completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He 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. 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. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nathani 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. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Nathani is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Muhammad Irfan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. Irfan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Irfan's practice is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Vejlani attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Vejlani include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and ulcers. Dr. Vejlani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vejlani is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Bursitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tad Shirley specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shirley include asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Shirley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Susan Reed's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Reed's areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, adolescent issues, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Reed is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and sleep medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Casagrande's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Casagrande is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Ulcers, High ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pheba Zachariah is a family practitioner in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), hypertension (high blood pressure), and adolescent issues. Dr. Zachariah is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zachariah trained at Resurrection Medical Center for her residency. On average, patients gave her a rating 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. She has an open panel.

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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.
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