We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Cigna Connect Flex Gold 1500 near Cypress, TX.

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

Dr. Mark Mettauer's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 honors. 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, Dr. Mettauer speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

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

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

Dr. Charles Yen is a hematologist and adult oncologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Yen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending 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, Dr. Yen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Colon Problems, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Juan C Zambrano, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
8955 Highway 6 N; 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Zambrano's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Zambrano focuses on asthma and allergy testing. The average patient rating for Dr. Zambrano is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Zambrano attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. 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. 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 cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Stroud's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stroud is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Allison M Arthur, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
13203 Fry Road; Suite 600
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Allison Arthur's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Arthur's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Texas Children's Pediatrics. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received the distinction of 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

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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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