We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS 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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Palanpurwala has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, contact dermatitis, and anemia. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Palanpurwala has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Palanpurwala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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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
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani works as a general internist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nathani is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nathani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mustafa Naeem practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Naeem's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Naeem has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Naeem (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Susan Reed specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include contact dermatitis, adolescent issues, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Reed's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Reed is open to 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's areas of specialization are family medicine and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Casagrande at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Casagrande include knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Casagrande takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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