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We found 213 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 is a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Cutler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cutler's professional 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' areas of specialization are general practice, occupational medicine, and general internal medicine. Dr. Delclos's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Delclos attended medical school at the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Delclos welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Amelia Ng is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Ng is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Ng is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Donald Lazarus works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Lazarus has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lazarus 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, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Justo Montalvo sees patients in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Montalvo is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Montalvo attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Montalvo speaks 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's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baaklini graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Baaklini is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Whitney Prince is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Prince is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prince's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Medical Spanish.

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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. Dr. Holland's areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Holland's residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to 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. Marianna Martin Sockrider, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marianna Sockrider works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sockrider graduated from 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. She 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. Richard James Castriotta, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6411 Fannin St Robertson; Suite R571
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Castriotta's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. His areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea and asthma. Dr. Castriotta is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Castriotta attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

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

Dr. Marcia Katz works as an intensivist and adult pulmonologist. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Katz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She 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. Bashar Imad Farjo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bashar Farjo sees patients in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Farjo is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Maryland Health System, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Robert Moore, who practices in Houston, TX and Winnie, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Moore include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Moore 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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He is especially interested in asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Farber attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Peter William Hiatt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Hiatt works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hiatt include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiatt honors. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Hiatt's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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

Dr. Kristine Renee Kuhl, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kristine Kuhl, who practices in Houston, TX and Humble, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. 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. Kuhl attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Asthma, Patient Education, Smoking Cessation

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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.