We found 4 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Tomball, TX.

Imran Sattar Nathani MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.06 stars (4 ratings)
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nathani's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nathani graduated from Dow Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
13406 Medical Complex; Dr.#150
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Mustafa Naeem practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Naeem (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Naeem include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naeem takes. Dr. Naeem has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test

Susan Fagg Reed MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8714 Spring Cypress Road; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Susan Reed specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: primary care, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and Houston Methodist. Dr. Reed accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reed has an open panel. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Circumcision, Contact Dermatitis, Preventive Care, Behavioral ... (Read more)

Michael Gerard Casagrande MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
average rating 3.33 stars (29 ratings)
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande is a family medicine physician and sleep medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Casagrande is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Casagrande graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Gynecologic Procedures, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, ... (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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