We found 42 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Golden Rule near Houston, TX.

Dr. Venessa Ann Holland, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Holland is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holland welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Zeenat Safdar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zeenat Safdar is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Safdar include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and pulmonary fibrosis. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Safdar 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 is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Problems, Lung Surgery, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Adaani Ethel Frost, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Adaani Frost is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. Dr. Frost's areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta, Dr. Frost attended Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Frost is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Daniella Marilena Gaitanaru, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6400 Fannin; Suite 2280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniella Moran sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, sleep disorders, and lung surgery. Dr. Moran takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures for medical school, she completed her residency training at Danbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Raul Miguel Sanchez Leon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street; Fondren 270
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raul Sanchez practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy and asthma. Dr. Sanchez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended National University of San Marcos for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma

Dr. Suneesh Gopalan Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Baylor College of Medicine; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suneesh Nair's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Patients rated Dr. Nair highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Nair trained at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Obesity, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems

Dr. Askin Uysal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street B452
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Askin Uysal works as an adult critical care specialist, general internist, and hospitalist. Dr. Uysal attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Uysal has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Uysal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Ghassan Abdulreda Noureddine, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6400 Fannin; Suite 2280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ghassan Noureddine specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in bronchoscopy, asthma, and thoracentesis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Noureddine studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Thoracentesis

Dr. Matthew Reza Khoshnevis, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matt Khoshnevis is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Khoshnevis is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoshnevis is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Priya Navaneethan Oolut, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Priya Oolut practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Oolut's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Oolut performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Divina Manucdoc Tuazon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street; Suite B452
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Divina Tuazon's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tuazon graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tuazon accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sinha, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center, 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Sinha is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Sinha is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sinha trained at Westchester Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Lung Transplant, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6445 Main Street; Outpatient Center 26th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ahmad Goodarzi works as a general internist, intensivist, and adult pulmonologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Goodarzi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Goodarzi attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Laser Treatment, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Transplant

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

Dr. Sandeep Sahay specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. He is especially interested in pulmonary hypertension, cardiac catheterization, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Sahay accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sahay 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. Reginald Frank Munden, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6565 Fannin Street; Suite M-204
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Reginald Munden works as a diagnostic radiologist. His areas of expertise include lung transplant and chest pain. Dr. Munden honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Munden attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lung Surgery, Cancer Screening, Chest Pain, Lung Transplant

Dr. Myung Hee Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Myung Park's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Park 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 is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Park's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Surgery, ... (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.