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We found 23 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept PacifiCare PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Kiran Dev Nair, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Lisa Mona Kopas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Kopas is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Kopas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kopas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Thoracentesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Adrian Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Connolly is a pulmonologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Connolly attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Connolly welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. Clinton Harold Doerr, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Doerr is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Doerr accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Doerr attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Joseph Varon, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Varon is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Varon has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, stroke, and weight loss. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varon accepts. Dr. Varon's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Varon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Weight Loss, Stroke, Endoscopy, Asthma

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6770 Bertner Avenue, Divsion of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Suite C330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Coselli's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). 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. Coselli's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin Street; Suite 195
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Quintero has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Texas Children S Hospital
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen has indicated that her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Richmond, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tripathy's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Gonzalo Granier, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Granier obtained his medical school training at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granier is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerardo M Bueso, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Bueso include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bueso is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bueso studied medicine at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (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. Lisa Page Rowland, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Rowland sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, minor surgery, and moles. Dr. Rowland honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rowland is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Scoliosis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin Street; Suite 195
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Maria Antonieta Rossell Anzueto, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Rossell is a general pediatrician in Houston, TX. She graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rossell include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and warts. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rossell speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Sleep Problems, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, ... (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.