We found 25 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Dileep Kumar Puppala, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 670
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Dileep Puppala, who practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX, is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Dr. Puppala is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puppala accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Puppala studied medicine at Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Puppala (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Surgery, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 140
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Dr. Yen 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Yen attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Yen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sarcoidosis, Brain Cancer, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon Kay Tucker Tucker Pettway, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
13114 Fm 1960
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sharon Pettway is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cypress Clinic. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Pettway's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Pettway takes 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

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mettauer include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mettauer takes. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mettauer is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
13114 Fm 1960 Road West; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Joshua Chad Defriece, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25282 Northwest Freeway; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Defriece's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Defriece attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Defriece is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Banner Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Zambrano, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
8955 Highway 6 North; #100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Zambrano specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Zambrano is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergy testing. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zambrano takes. After completing medical school at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Zambrano performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zambrano speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Kim Dorian Keller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 210
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kim Keller sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Keller's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Keller completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Warts, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stroud honors. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stroud's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn Roderick Davis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
21212 Northwest Frwy; Suite 215
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Glenn Davis' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His areas of expertise include knee problems, depression, and general care. Dr. Davis's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Davis attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Davis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Circumcision, Shoulder Problems, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashish Kapoor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 465
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Kapoor is an internist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kapoor has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kapoor graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Health Promotion, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Thuan Khac Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, warts, and moles. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Bursitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Moles

Dr. Allison Marie Green Arthur, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
13203 Fry Road; Suite 600
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Allison Arthur's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Arthur has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Arthur trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Arthur speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Obesity, Asthma, Allergies, Newborn Care

Dr. Eugene M Choo, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
13114 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Choo's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Choo's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Dermatitis, Sinusitis, Chronic Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Ray McClintock, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9925 Barker Cypress Road; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Michael McClintock practices general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. McClintock accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Tiffany Caro Burns, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tiffany Burns' medical specialty is family medicine. She studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Burns include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sinusitis (sinus infection), and warts. Dr. Burns has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burns has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Arthritis, Scar Removal, Sinusitis, ... (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.