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We found 15 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 medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Castriotta completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Castriotta is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 specialties are adult critical care, general practice, and sleep medicine. She practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. McKelvy include sleep disorders, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Manian attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. Dr. Manian has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Singh honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is 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. Keely Garrett Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
6431 Fannin Street Msb 3.228
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Keely Smith's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in lung problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Smith's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 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 a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include diabetes, lung biopsy, and lung transplant. Dr. Casar is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Casar takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation.

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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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sahay include pulmonary hypertension, cardiac catheterization, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Sahay 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 Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Dr. Sahay is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiac Catheterization

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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Burt's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Burt's training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is closed to 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 is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Engler attended medical school at 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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 is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nihill include pulmonary hypertension and health informatics. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Health Informatics, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Kamran Khan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Ayub Medical College and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. He honors 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: , 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's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and malignant pleural mesothelioma. Dr. Groth accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Groth has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with 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 medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in asthma and circumcision. Dr. Vazirinia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vazirinia's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 is a general pediatrician. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Mazur is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Mered Parnes' specialty is neurodevelopmental disabilities. Clinical interests for Dr. Parnes 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 accepts. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Parnes 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.