We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Wail Assy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asi accepts. He 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 following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Asi is professionally 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. William Alan Rhoton, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton's medical specialty is adult critical care, general practice, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, snoring, and cough. Dr. Rhoton is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ikedinobi Ugochukwu Eni, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Eni's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Eni is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahzad Islam Shah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25214 Borough Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shahzad Shah is a pediatrician. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Joan Saunders Purcell, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4800 W Panther Creek Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Joan Purcell is an adolescent medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purcell include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), premature babies, and newborn care. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Purcell honors. Dr. Purcell's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Annual Gynecological Exam, Acne, Sports Injuries, Premature Babies, Newborn Care, ... (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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