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We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Baytown, TX.

Dr. Clinton Harold Doerr, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Doerr is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doerr include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Doerr has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Askin Uysal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Askin Uysal is an adult critical care specialist, internist, and hospitalist. Dr. Uysal's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. For his professional training, Dr. Uysal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Uysal has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Uysal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Matthew Reza Khoshnevis, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Matt Khoshnevis' specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at The National University of Iran. Dr. Khoshnevis's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Khoshnevis speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Kalil Ibrahim Al-Nassir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Kalil Al-Nassir is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Nassir include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Dr. Al-Nassir is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

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

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi's areas of specialization are general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Goodarzi has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Goodarzi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Laser Treatment, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Transplant

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed practices family medicine and emergency medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Khan sees patients in Liberty, TX, Baytown, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Ayub Medical College and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sara Ehdaie's areas of specialization are family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine; she sees patients in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. She is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehdaie attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ehdaie is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Arthritis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. G. Walmsley's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walmsley include diabetes, depression, and anemia. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Vijay Jotwani specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jotwani is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Jotwani accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Jotwani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Hara accepts. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. O'Hara is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wei-Ming Tuan's areas of specialization are urgent care and general internal medicine. Dr. Tuan's clinical interests include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Tuan average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tuan is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tuan trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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 works as an internist. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient ratings for Dr. Massey average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Massey is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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.