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We found 27 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Cypress, TX.

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
27700 Northwest Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Dileep Puppala practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). In addition to English, Dr. Puppala (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Puppala's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Puppala an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Charles Yen specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yen accepts. 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 and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Yen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Yen is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Kitten is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kitten include aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kitten speaks Spanish. Dr. Kitten's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is open to 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. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Mettauer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mettauer is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He 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. Joshua Chad Defriece, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25282 Northwest Freeway; Suite 200
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Defriece's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Defriece include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Defriece is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Banner Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defriece honors. Dr. Defriece is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Glenn Davis works as an internist and pediatrician in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include knee problems, depression, and general care. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Davis takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
13114 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Quintero's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Sharon Pettway sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Pettway's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cypress Clinic. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Pettway attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Duyen Nguyen's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Nguyen is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. 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 attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks 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. 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 specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: minor surgery, mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Stroud's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Stroud is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Juan Zambrano's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Zambrano obtained his medical school training at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergy testing. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zambrano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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 is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keller accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Anthony John Weido, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
13114 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Weido specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Spring, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Weido average 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weido has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Angioedema, Asthma

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
13114 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Kancherla is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
13114 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress' specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Burress has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Burress's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Ashish Kapoor's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kapoor studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapoor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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