We found 12 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. Clinton Doerr specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Doerr attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Doerr's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Matt Khoshnevis' medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Khoshnevis's areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoshnevis honors. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. He speaks Persian. Dr. Khoshnevis's 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)

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

Dr. Askin Uysal is a critical care specialist, internist, and hospitalist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Uysal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from 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. He has received the following distinction: 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. Kalil Ibrahim Al-Nassir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Kalil Al-Nassir specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Baytown, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Al-Nassir takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Goodarzi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is professionally 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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Khan works as an internist in Liberty, TX, Baytown, TX, and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khan's education and training includes medical school at Ayub Medical College and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed sees patients in Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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. George Storm Walmsley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8608 N. Highway; 146 Suite 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. G. Walmsley's specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Walmsley average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Walmsley accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Headache, ... (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 specialties are family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. She practices in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. She is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ehdaie attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehdaie's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Arthritis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Vijay Jotwani's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Jotwani is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Jotwani has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. O'Hara completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. 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. Smita Massey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Smita Massey is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Massey is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Patient ratings for Dr. Massey average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Massey's practice 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.
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