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We found 20 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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair is accepting new patients.

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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 a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Kopas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Connolly attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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. Joseph Varon, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Varon works as an intensivist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and stroke. Dr. Varon is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varon welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Varon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Stroke, Endoscopy, Asthma, Sepsis, Weight Loss

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 physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doerr include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Doerr has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Prasad Manian is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Manian's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Manian attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Gerardo Bueso's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bueso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Bueso trained at Washington Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bueso is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bueso has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Coselli trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coselli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Uttam Tripathy specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy takes. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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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. 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, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. 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. Engler is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of 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. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Duyen Nguyen practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

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 warts, minor surgery, and moles. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Rowland performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rowland has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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. Maria Antonieta Rossell Anzueto, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maria Rossell's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Rossell speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and warts. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. Dr. Rossell graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Luis Granier is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Granier include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Granier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granier is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Alnoor A Malick, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alnoor Malick is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Malick is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Malick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Barbara Elizabeth Bush, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush's specialty is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bush's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Bush attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Bursitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (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.