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We found 16 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Bronze HSA Eligible near Houston, TX.

Dr. Richard James Castriotta, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Castriotta's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. His areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea and asthma. Dr. Castriotta is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Castriotta attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Brandy Jo McKelvy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brandy McKelvy's medical specialty is adult critical care, general practice, and sleep medicine. Her clinical interests include sleep disorders, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McKelvy graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her residency. Dr. McKelvy is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Supriya Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Supriya Singh is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include lung problems. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at King George Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Prasad Manian, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Prasad Manian is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Manian's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Manian attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Keely Garrett Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
6431 Fannin Street Msb 3.228
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Keely Smith specializes in pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her areas of expertise include lung problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Lung Problems, Epidemiology, Asthma

Dr. Gregorio Gregorio Casar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Casar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Casar's clinical interests include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandeep Sahay, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center, 22nd Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sandeep Sahay is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in pulmonary hypertension, cardiac catheterization, and sarcoidosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sahay studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Sahay completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Engler is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. 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. Engler is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Bryan Michael Burt, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1 Baylor Plaza # Bcm390; Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Burt is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burt include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and lung cancer. Dr. Burt honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2416 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Khan sees patients in Liberty, TX, Baytown, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Ayub Medical College and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Spencer Groth, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6620 Main Street; Baylor Clinic 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shawn Groth is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and malignant pleural mesothelioma. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Groth graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Groth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Mediastinal Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Negar Vazirinia, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Negar Vazirinia's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Vazirinia is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Vazirinia focuses on asthma and circumcision. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Vazirinia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Circumcision, Asthma

Dr. Lynnette Joan Mazur, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6410 Fannin Street; 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lynnette Mazur sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Mazur focuses on asthma. Dr. Mazur honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Mazur is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Michael Robert Nihill, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Nihill is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. His clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension and health informatics. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Nihill graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Health Informatics, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Mered Parnes, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 1250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mered Parnes specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Parnes has indicated that his clinical interests include dystonia and chorea. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parnes takes. His education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chorea, Dystonia, Lung Problems, Movement Disorders, Autism

Dr. Jose Luis Sandoval, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Sandoval's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sandoval's residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandoval honors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive 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.