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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Conroe, TX.

Dr. Asma Nihal Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
17350 St Luke S Way; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Asma Siddiqui works as a pediatrician in The Woodlands, TX and Shenandoah, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks Urdu and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands. Dr. Siddiqui studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital of Austin. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui honors.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Charles Keith McPherson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
404 River Pointe Drive; 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Charles McPherson's specialty is general pediatrics. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McPherson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McPherson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Portia Lynette Moore, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
404 River Pointe Drive; Suite 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Portia Moore's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Melissa Elaine Prihoda, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
404 River Pointe Drive; Suite 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Prihoda's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Prihoda graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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.