We found 8 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Unicare PPO near The Woodlands, TX.

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Wael Asi MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3 stars (3 ratings)
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Asi trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Asi's clinical interests include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 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 honors. Dr. Asi has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Asi's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos E. Araujo-Preza MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 110
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Araujo-Preza is an adult critical care specialist, pulmonologist, and sleep medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Conroe, TX, and Spring, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Araujo-Preza's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Araujo-Preza speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Tattoo Removal, Laser Treatment, Endoscopy, Asthma, ... (Read more)

William Alan Rhoton MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton works as a critical care specialist, general practitioner, and adult pulmonologist. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Dr. Rhoton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Rhoton is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Snoring, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Amarbir Mattewal's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He practices in Spring, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. These areas are among Dr. Mattewal's clinical interests: lung transplant, lung biopsy, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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

Dr. Enrique T. Quintero MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4 stars (2 ratings)
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Quintero include 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. Dr. Quintero is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Burress MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burress include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burress takes. Dr. Burress has an open panel.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Vikas S. Kancherla M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kancherla completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Sumit Bhutani MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sumit Bhutani is a specialist in allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Bhutani focuses on hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. Dr. Bhutani honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Bhutani's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

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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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