We found 117 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Bellaire, TX.

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Dr Ann H Radcliffe MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Ann Radcliffe is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and anemia. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Radcliffe completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Radcliffe has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Hypotension, Cholesterol Problems, Anemia, Hay Fev ... (Read more)

George Mallory MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX

Dr. George Mallory is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mallory include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Mallory attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. Dr. Mallory takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Robert Moore MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX

Dr. Robert Moore's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and kidney problems. Dr. Moore is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Kidney Problems

Fadel Ernesto Ruiz MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX

Dr. Fadel Ruiz is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruiz include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Ruiz is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr Marianna Martin Sockrider DRPH MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX

Dr. Marianna Sockrider works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Sockrider's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Sockrider's medical residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr Harold J Farber MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX

Dr. Harold Farber practices pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Farber focuses on asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farber takes. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Farber attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Farber's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Marcia Katz's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Katz a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Lung Volume ... (Read more)

Dr Prasad Manian MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Prasad Manian sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Manian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manian include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, CHI St. Luke's Health, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Manian studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manian honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems, Smoking Ce ... (Read more)

George L Delclos PHD MPH MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. George Delclos specializes in occupational medicine, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Delclos's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delclos accepts. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Delclos completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scoliosis, Physical Exams, Asthma

Nicola Hanania MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6620 Main Street; Suite 1225
Houston, TX

Dr. Nicola Hanania is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Hanania (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Hanania is especially interested in bronchodilators, asthma, and clinical trials. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), CHI St. Luke's Health, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Hanania obtained his medical school training at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanania honors.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Bronchodilators, Asthma

Dr David Engler
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.68 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX

Dr. David Engler works as an allergist/immunologist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Engler average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engler is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Engler is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr Carlos James Vital MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1213 Hermann; Suite 480
Houston, TX

Dr. Carlos Vital specializes in allergy & immunology. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Vital include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vital is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Asthma, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever

Dr Amelia Wong Ng MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX

Dr. Amelia Ng's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, she completed her residency training at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. Her clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Ng is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ng is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Sleep Ap ... (Read more)

Luis G Granier MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Luis Granier specializes in general practice and general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Granier is a graduate of the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Granier honors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, Sarcoido ... (Read more)

Eugene M Choo MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin Street; Suite 195
Houston, TX

Dr. Eugene Choo sees patients in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. Dr. Choo takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Choo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. Dr. Choo is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Dermatitis, Sinusitis, Chronic Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Amit Parulekar MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden Road; Ms Bcm620, Suite 9.59
Houston, TX

Dr. Amit Parulekar is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parulekar include lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parulekar studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), CHI St. Luke's Health, and Houston Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Asthma

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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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