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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 works as a pediatrician. Dr. Wagner graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass asthma, preventive care, and tuberculosis (TB) testing. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wagner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joslin takes. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Joslin is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Allergies, Asthma

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

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

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

Dr. Matthew Moreland is a family practitioner in Midlothian, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Dr. Moreland's clinical interests include adolescent issues, asthma, and preventive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally 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.