We found 6 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Unicare PPO 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Asi attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Quintero's clinical interests 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Burress' medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Burress has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Burress trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Kancherla focuses on sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kancherla trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Sumit Bhutani practices allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhutani include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Bhutani is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhutani's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Donald Leon Leass, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Donald Leass practices neonatology in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Leass average 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Pediatrics and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Leass obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Meadowbrook Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Allergies, Acne, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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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