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We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Baytown, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Askin Uysal's specialties are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Uysal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uysal honors. Dr. Uysal has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Uysal (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Turkish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

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

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Matt Khoshnevis is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoshnevis include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoshnevis accepts. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Letsou's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Letsou's office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela Louisa Medellin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Pamela Medellin is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Medellin's clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medellin honors. Dr. Medellin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Storm Walmsley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8608 N. Highway; 146 Ste 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. G. Walmsley practices family medicine. Dr. Walmsley is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walmsley is open to new patients. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Headache, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed is a physician who specializes in family medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijay M Jotwani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road; Suite 200
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Vijay Jotwani practices family medicine and sports medicine in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Jotwani attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Jotwani include hypertension (high blood pressure), adolescent issues, and asthma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jotwani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Asthma, Ultrasound, Preventive Care

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Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Pina's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pina takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Meena Ehdaie, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4301 Garth Road; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sara Ehdaie practices family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. In Dr. Ehdaie's practice, she is particularly interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehdaie has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Arthritis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Amir Rasheed's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Rasheed's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, spinal cord tumor, and cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rasheed graduated from Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Brain Cancer, Lung Tumor Resection, Skin Cancer, Oral ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4301 Garth Road, Suite 212; Independence Plaza Ii
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Walter O'Hara is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. O'Hara's clinical interests encompass lung tumor resection. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Hara honors. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. O'Hara completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Collapsed Lung

Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pickard is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pickard is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Wei-Ming Tuan, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, General Internal Medicine
8608 N. Highway; 146 Ste 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Wei-Ming Tuan's areas of specialization are urgent care and general internal medicine; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Tuan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Preventive Care, Hay Fever

Dr. Smita Massey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Smita Massey practices general internal medicine in Baytown, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. On average, patients gave Dr. Massey a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Massey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.