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We found 212 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Marcia F Fay Katz, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street; Ste. 11b.15
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Katz is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Katz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz takes. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Katz attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Debra Atkinson Cutler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Debra Cutler is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Cutler's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and The Woman's Hospital of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Premature Babies, Asthma

Dr. Amelia Wong Ng, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Ng is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ng studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ng has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction ... (Read more)

Dr. George Luis Delclos, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Occupational Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Fannin Street; Suite 1620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Delclos works as a general practitioner, general internist, and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Delclos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He is a graduate of the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Delclos trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Delclos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scoliosis, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Asthma

Dr. Donald Ray Lazarus Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Lazarus is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Lazarus is especially interested in lung problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lazarus's distinctions include: Medicine Teacher of the Year, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program; Non-Family Medicine Teacher of the Year, Darnall Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency; and Best First Year Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine Pulm-Critical Care Fellowship. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Richard James Castriotta, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6411 Fannin St Robertson; Suite R571
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Castriotta's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Castriotta completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Castriotta is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Justo Alfonso Montalvo, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3900 Essex Lane; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Justo Montalvo, who practices in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, Dr. Montalvo performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Walid Antoine Baaklini, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walid Baaklini is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Baaklini takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baaklini trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Baaklini's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Zeenat Safdar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zeenat Safdar is an internist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and pulmonary fibrosis. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Safdar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Safdar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Problems, Lung Surgery, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Whitney Shea Prince, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden; Suite 5.82a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Whitney Prince sees patients in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Prince has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Prince is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia

All Interests: Transbronchial Biopsy, Pneumonia, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Sepsis, Thoracentesis

Dr. Venessa Ann Holland, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7515 South Main; Suite 510
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland's specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Holland's clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Marianna Martin Sockrider, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marianna Sockrider practices pediatric pulmonology in Houston, TX. Dr. Sockrider is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Sockrider is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Minh Anh Tran, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
902 Frostwood Suite; 188
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Minh Tran sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include sinusitis (sinus infection), bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Tran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Bashar Imad Farjo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bashar Farjo's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. Dr. Farjo is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Western Maryland Health System, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Endobronchial ... (Read more)

Dr. Phuong-Dung Dung Julie Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1228
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Phuong Nguyen is an adult pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. She is professionally 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. Nguyen honors. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Robert William Moore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Moore is a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX and Winnie, TX. Dr. Moore has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Moore attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, 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.