We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Waco, TX.

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Dr. Priyadarshini Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2201 Macarthur Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Srinivasan's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Srinivasan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/National Capital Consortium for residency. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Acne, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Abscess

Dr. Samuel David Clark, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard, Office Building Ii; Suite 200
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Clark practices general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Clark include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Dr. Clark is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars; Appointed Lifetime Ambassador of UNTHSC; and Student of the Year for HPU Biology Department 1995-1998.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Carl Boethel is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boethel graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Boethel is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malvika Sagar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Building Ii, Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Malvika Sagar specializes in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine and practices in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Sagar obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sagar is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature ... (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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