We found 11 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Simplicity near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Peter Yau specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Yau takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Yau's medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Dr. Cheema attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Cheema honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. John Dvoracek is an allergy & immunology specialist in Temple, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dvoracek accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Dvoracek has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2013. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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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. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Arroliga is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Her education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arroliga honors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Tinku Davis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6684 West Adams
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Tinku Davis is a general pediatrician. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Davis (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Allergies, Preventive Care, Sports Physicals, Sports Injuries, Attention ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Faniku specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Killeen, TX and Temple, TX. He 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Faniku has received the distinction of Provider of The Year award, United Medical Centers, Del Rio, TX. Dr. Faniku (or staff) is conversant in Medical Spanish and Yoruba. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Anandita Pal's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pal takes. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Pal is affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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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 sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Boethel is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Boethel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Temple, TX. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. His medical residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Arroliga's 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. Dr. Arroliga is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Malvika Sagar is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. Dr. Sagar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sagar is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Sagar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1901 Sw H K Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Palmer, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Palmer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Tracheostomy, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function Test, Exercise Induced Asthma, ... (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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