We found 217 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Bellaire, TX.

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

Dr. Debra Cutler, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Cutler is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cutler graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general practice, occupational medicine, and general internal medicine. Dr. Delclos's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Delclos 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Justo Montalvo is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. Dr. Montalvo graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Montalvo's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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

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

Dr. Amelia Ng's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Ng studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ng is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Lazarus works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lazarus completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lazarus speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Walid Antoine Baaklini, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walid Baaklini, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Baaklini attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Baaklini is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street; Ste. 11b.15
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Katz practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Katz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Katz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Marianna Sockrider is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. After attending 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. In Dr. Sockrider's practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is 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. Harold J Farber, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor, Mc Cc 920.01
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harold Farber works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Farber attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Farber is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farber is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Richard Castriotta is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Castriotta's areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Castriotta is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanania honors. Dr. Hanania's education and training includes medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and residency at Toronto General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Zeenat Safdar's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Safdar is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Safdar is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Prince speaks Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Prince attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Prince has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia

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

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

Dr. Bashar Farjo practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjo honors. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Farjo speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7515 South Main; Suite 510
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland practices adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. Dr. Holland is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Phuong Nguyen practices adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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