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We found 248 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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Katz's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Katz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Amelia Ng is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Ng's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

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

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

Dr. Debra Cutler is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Cutler is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and The Woman's Hospital of Texas. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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. Dr. Cutler has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Premature Babies, Asthma

Dr. Walid Antoine Baaklini, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard; Floor 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walid Baaklini is an adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Baaklini's medical residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional 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. 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' specialties are general practice, occupational medicine, and general internal medicine. He practices in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delclos accepts. After attending the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Delclos completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Delclos is accepting new patients.

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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 medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lazarus's areas of expertise include lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lazarus takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep apnea and asthma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castriotta takes. He attended the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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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 is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. Dr. Montalvo is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Safdar include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and pulmonary fibrosis. Patients gave Dr. Safdar an average rating of 5.0 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. She studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Safdar's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prince honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Prince is professionally 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. Marianna Martin Sockrider, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marianna Sockrider's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sockrider include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include sinusitis (sinus infection), bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Tran accepts 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Tran welcomes new patients.

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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 specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Farjo is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. He is 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)

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

Dr. Venessa Holland works as a pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Holland studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes residency programs 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. 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 studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Robert Moore sees patients in Houston, TX and Winnie, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moore include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Moore honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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.