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We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near Waxahachie, TX.

Dr. Haley Elyse Wagner, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
505 North Highway 77; Suite 200
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Haley Wagner practices general pediatrics in Waxahachie, TX. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma, preventive care, and tuberculosis (TB) testing. Dr. Wagner is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Tuberculosis Testing, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Shirley Courim Joslin, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Shirley Joslin is a pediatrician in Midlothian, TX and Waxahachie, TX. These areas are among Dr. Joslin's clinical interests: asthma and allergies. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joslin attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Matthew Colin Moreland, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Moreland is a family practice physician in Midlothian, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Moreland include adolescent issues, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Moreland is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Tuberculosis Testing, Allergies, Preventive Care, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. James Thomison's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Thomison is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Thomison's clinical interests: diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomison accepts. Dr. Thomison attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.