We found 5 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Khozema Alihussain Palanpurwala, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
13406 Medical Complex Drive, Suite 200; Texas Prof. Building
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Khozema Palanpurwala's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, contact dermatitis, and anemia. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palanpurwala honors. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Palanpurwala completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Palanpurwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Palanpurwala's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Primary Care, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Mustafa I Naeem, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
13406 Medical; Complex Dr.#150
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Mustafa Naeem is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Naeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Naeem include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Naeem attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training 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 honors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Nathani completed residency programs at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nathani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Susan Reed sees patients in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: primary care, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. 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. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Reed 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)

Dr. Michael Gerard Casagrande, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande practices family medicine and sleep medicine. These areas are among Dr. Casagrande's clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Casagrande at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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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