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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep apnea and asthma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castriotta takes. He attended the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care, general practice, and sleep medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKelvy include sleep disorders, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKelvy honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. McKelvy attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Prasad Manian's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Manian graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Supriya Singh's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include lung problems. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from King George Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Keely Smith practices pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in lung problems. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She 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: , asthma, lung problems

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Casar, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Casar include lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casar honors. Dr. Casar attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Thoracic ... (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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass pulmonary hypertension, cardiac catheterization, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Sahay is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Sahay trained at Cleveland Clinic. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, lung cancer, and heart attack. Dr. Letsou is affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letsou takes. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Letsou trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Burt is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic. Unfortunately, Dr. Burt is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. David Engler sees patients in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave Dr. Engler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engler include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Michael Nihill's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Nihill attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. He has a special interest in pulmonary hypertension and health informatics. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Health Informatics, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Shawn Groth's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Groth's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and malignant pleural mesothelioma. His professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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 medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Vazirinia's clinical interests include asthma and circumcision. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Vazirinia is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mazur include asthma. Dr. Mazur is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Mazur attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider 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: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Zhang is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. 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. Zhang is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center and Hebei Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zhang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Acupuncture Treatment, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mered Parnes is a medical specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Clinical interests for Dr. Parnes include dystonia and chorea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Parnes attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is 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

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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.