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We found 54 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Golden Rule near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Zeenat Safdar is an internist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of lung biopsy, lung surgery, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Safdar is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Safdar's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 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. She has an open panel.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Venessa Holland, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Holland include multiple sclerosis (MS), myasthenia gravis, and preventive care. Dr. Holland accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Holland is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Adaani Frost's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She practices in Houston, TX and Humble, TX. After completing medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Frost performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. These areas are among her clinical interests: pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Patient ratings for Dr. Frost average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frost honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, sleep disorders, and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Before performing her residency at Danbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Moran attended the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures for medical school. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, 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 works as a critical care specialist, general internist, and adult pulmonologist. In Dr. Sanchez's practice, he is particularly interested in bronchoscopy and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma

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

Dr. Ghassan Noureddine is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Noureddine has indicated that his clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and thoracentesis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noureddine accepts. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Thoracentesis

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

Dr. Suneesh Nair specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nair is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Priya Oolut is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Oolut include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oolut's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street B452
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Askin Uysal's specialties are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Uysal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uysal honors. Dr. Uysal has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Uysal (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Turkish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

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

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

Dr. Matt Khoshnevis is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoshnevis include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoshnevis accepts. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Divina Tuazon works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Tuazon's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, 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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sinha include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and lung cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sinha honors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Lung Transplant, Smoking ... (Read more)

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 practices general internal medicine, critical care (intensive care medicine), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Goodarzi's clinical interests encompass lung transplant, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary fibrosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis

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

Dr. Snehal Subodh Desai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
One Baylor Plaza; Department of Radiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Snehal Desai's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, pancreas problems, and brachytherapy (seed implants). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Desai speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci is a family practitioner. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Porter-Tucci takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ketti Awad, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ketti Awad's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Awad's clinical interests include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Awad graduated from New York Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Hay Fever, Anxiety, ... (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.