We found 12 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Guardian near Houston, TX.

Dr. Luis G Granier-Spikula, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier-Spikula specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Granier-Spikula attended medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Granier-Spikula include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. Dr. Granier-Spikula is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Granier-Spikula's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Timothy Adrian Connolly, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Connolly practices adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Connolly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Connolly is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin Street; Suite 195
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Quintero's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Kopas' areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine); she sees patients in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Kopas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Kopas graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kopas trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Thoracentesis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Varon is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Varon has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and stroke. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varon accepts. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Varon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Stroke, Endoscopy, Asthma, Sepsis, Weight Loss

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bhakti Khatri's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Khatri is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khatri honors. Dr. Khatri is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Doerr practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Doerr include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Doerr is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doerr accepts. Dr. Doerr has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Negar Vazirinia, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Negar Vazirinia is a general pediatrician in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vazirinia's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and circumcision. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vazirinia's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Asthma

Dr. Hema C Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cervical Dysplasia, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Michael Gold, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Rheumatology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Gold's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, adult allergy & immunology, and adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include knee problems, thyroid problems, and parathyroid disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gold is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gold has an open panel.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso is an endocrinologist. Dr. Bueso (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bueso is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Bueso graduated from the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Zuniga, MD
Specializes in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2202
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Zuniga is a specialist in infectious disease. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and depression. Dr. Zuniga takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (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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