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We found 24 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare near Friendswood, TX.

Dr. Alfred Salim Maksoud, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
501 Orchard Street; Suite 200
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Maksoud is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Maksoud attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Maksoud average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maksoud takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Shortness of Breath, Emphysema

Dr. Majd Alnas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
360 E. Medical Center Boulevard; Suite B
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Majd Alnas' specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. He practices in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Alnas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Alnas is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alnas trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

Dr. Moe Moe Win Thint, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
411 E Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Monica Thint is a Friendswood, TX physician who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Patients gave Dr. Thint an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in asthma, breastfeeding issues, and allergies. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. She is conversant in Burmese. Dr. Thint is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Suzanne Marie Condron, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
17150 El Camino Real
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Condron is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Condron attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Preventive Care, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Quintero's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Farzaneh Banki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 260
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Farzaneh Banki specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. She is especially interested in heart surgery. Dr. Banki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Banki (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Banki is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Stenosis, Scleroderma, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maqsood Javed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 185
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maqsood Javed specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Javed 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. He attended medical school at Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Javed (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Flu Shot, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Asthma, Employment Issues

Dr. Anthony John Weido, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Weido works as an adult allergist and immunologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Weido is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weido's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weido takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weido has received the following distinction: 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
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Kancherla attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Alan Joseph Edward Rodney, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
501 Medical Center Boulevard
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Alan Rodney is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Texas Oncology. Dr. Rodney accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress practices allergy & immunology. In Dr. Burress's practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Burress 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Amir Ramsis Ghebranious, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10950 Resource Parkway; Suite A
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ghebranious practices general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Ghebranious honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ghebranious trained at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Menopause, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Carlos James Vital, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Vital's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is especially interested in contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Vital has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vital accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Eugene M Choo, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Choo is an allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Choo attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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)

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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.