We found 206 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Bellaire, TX.

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Farber include asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Donald Lazarus specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. 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. Dr. Lazarus graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Lazarus is conversant in 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. George Barron Mallory Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mallory, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Mallory's clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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

Dr. Walid Baaklini is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist. 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. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Robert Moore is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). 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. Dr. Moore honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Kidney Problems

Dr. Ameeben Anilkumar Patel, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ameeben Patel is a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include sleep disorders and lung problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Patel attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sleep Disorders

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

Dr. Debra Cutler sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cutler takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cutler attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cutler's 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. Fadel Ernesto Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fadel Ruiz is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruiz include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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

Dr. George Delclos is a physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Delclos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Delclos trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Delclos has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Bashar Farjo is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjo accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic 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)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7515 S. Main; #510
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Holland's clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Holland performed 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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sockrider include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Sockrider performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Richard Castriotta is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep apnea and asthma. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Dr. Castriotta is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania works as a pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanania include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Hanania is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Toronto General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hanania honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Marcia Katz is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Katz attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Katz completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Raul Miguel Sanchez Leon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1001, Department of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raul Sanchez Leon practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in bronchoscopy and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, Dr. Sanchez Leon performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sanchez Leon is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, 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.
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