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We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold 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 practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Uysal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Turkish. Clinical interests for Dr. Uysal include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Dr. Uysal is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Uysal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uysal has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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' medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Khoshnevis's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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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. Deepa Rajesh Sashital, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4021 Garth; Suite 101
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Deepa Sashital is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Sashital takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sashital's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then she performed her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, ... (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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. Dr. Letsou is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letsou takes. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou 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. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medellin include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Medellin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. She welcomes 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 is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Walmsley's areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and anemia. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Walmsley is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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's areas of expertise include the following: 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 accepts. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Edward Pina is a general surgery specialist in Baytown, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Pina average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Pina honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 her practice, Dr. Ehdaie focuses on hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehdaie is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ehdaie's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Arthritis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Mary Sue Goswitz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4021 Garth Road; Suite #105
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mary Goswitz's specialty is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Goswitz graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Goswitz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vijay Jotwani is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Jotwani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Jotwani is professionally 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Amir Rasheed is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rasheed include bladder cancer, spinal cord tumor, and cancer surgery. Dr. Rasheed is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rasheed welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at 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 cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He has a special interest in lung tumor resection. Patient reviews placed Dr. O'Hara at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. Dr. O'Hara is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, and general surgery specialist. Dr. Pickard's areas of expertise include lung cancer, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialties are urgent care and general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Dr. Tuan attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Tuan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tuan 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. 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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4301 Garth Road; Suite 400
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Madhumita Banga is a family practice physician. Dr. Banga's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and pap test. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Banga is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Pap Test, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Anemia, Asthma

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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.