We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Temple, TX.

Dr. Leticia Aurora Shanley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Leticia Shanley specializes in general pediatrics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shanley takes. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Shanley's professional affiliations include Children's Health (Texas) and Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Chronic Illness, Asthma, Injuries

Dr. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Yau attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Yau is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Yasir Imtiaz Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Yasir Cheema practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX, Marble Falls, TX, and Llano, TX. Dr. Cheema's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Dr. Cheema attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. John E Dvoracek, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1605 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Dvoracek is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dvoracek graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2013.

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All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Skin Testing, Angioedema, Asthma

Dr. Mercedes Elizabeth Arroliga, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1605 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Mercedes Arroliga is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Temple, TX. Dr. Arroliga is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arroliga takes. After attending National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Arroliga is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Skin Testing, Anaphylaxis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Gbenga Faniku, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Faniku is a general pediatrician in Killeen, TX and Temple, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Faniku (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish and Yoruba. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Faniku graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He 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 has received the distinction of Provider of The Year award, United Medical Centers, Del Rio, TX.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Anandita Pal, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
204a Andy Lane
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Anandita Pal is a general pediatrician in Humble, TX and Temple, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics. Dr. Pal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Carl Boethel specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He 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 graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. In addition to English, Dr. Boethel speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro C Arroliga, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Alejandro Arroliga works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Temple, TX. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. For his residency, Dr. Arroliga trained at Coney Island Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award "Pulmonary Disease" The Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Selected in "Best Doctors in America", 1998, 2004, 2006-2014; and Selected in "America's Top Doctors", 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007-2014.

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All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Acute Respiratory Failure, Emphysema, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress ... (Read more)

Dr. Ammar Abdullah Alqaid, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ammar Alqaid's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Alqaid attended the University of Basrah College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Electrocardiogram, Anemia, Stroke, Emphysema, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malvika Sagar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Malvika Sagar practices pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Sagar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her residency was performed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature ... (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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