We found 7 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Spring, TX.

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Dr. Wail Assy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite E
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Asi include sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Asi is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland's residency program. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poonawala takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Poonawala attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at St. John's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. William Alan Rhoton, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite E
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton is a critical care specialist, general practitioner, and pulmonologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. He is especially interested in asthma, snoring, and cough. Dr. Rhoton's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhoton graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences.

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All Interests: Snoring, Cough, Asthma, Fatigue, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 6h
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Doanh Nguyen's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Shahzad Islam Shah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2616 Fm; 2920 Ste G
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Shahzad Shah is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Shah attended Dow Medical College for medical school.

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All Interests: Warts, Immunization, Circumcision, Allergies, Ear Problems, Sports Physicals, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine is a Spring, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palmeros-Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy E Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Irvine attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Irvine (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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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