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We found 25 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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Maksoud attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maksoud honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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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' medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Alnas's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, 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 areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Dr. Ahmed honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Monica Thint is a pediatric infectious disease specialist in Friendswood, TX. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thint has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, breastfeeding issues, and allergies. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. She is conversant in Burmese. Dr. Thint is professionally 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's medical specialty is general pediatrics. 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. Dr. Condron attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include 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'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. 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. 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. Farzaneh Banki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 260
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Farzaneh Banki's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. She practices in Houston, TX. In her practice, Dr. Banki focuses on heart surgery. Dr. Banki is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Banki trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Banki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Scleroderma, Heart Surgery, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maqsood Javed is a general internist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Javed average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Javed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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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 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
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, 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. 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 hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Rodney studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Texas Oncology.

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

Dr. Amir Ghebranious' specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Ghebranious is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghebranious 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.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Vital honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Vital is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Eugene Choo is an allergist and immunologist. These areas are among Dr. Choo's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Choo's 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)

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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.