We found 21 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept PacifiCare PPO near Houston, TX.

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair honors. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nair trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to 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. Timothy Adrian Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Connolly's specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Connolly's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connolly takes. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Connolly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. She works in Houston, TX. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Kopas include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kopas takes. Dr. Kopas is professionally 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. Prasad Manian, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Prasad Manian sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. Dr. Manian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Manian has an open panel. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Varon's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and stroke. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Varon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varon is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Varon (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1632
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clinton Doerr sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Doerr include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doerr takes. Dr. Doerr graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Doerr has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso works as an endocrinologist in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Bueso average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bueso takes. Dr. Bueso has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Coselli's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Coselli is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. His practice is open to 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. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Engler's specialty is allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Engler accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Engler's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Engler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Uttam Tripathy's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Tripathy's average rating from his patients is 3.5 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). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy takes. Dr. Tripathy is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Lisa Page Rowland, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Rowland is a general pediatrician. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, minor surgery, and moles. Dr. Rowland is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rowland attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Rossell include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and warts. Dr. Rossell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rossell accepts. Dr. Rossell is open to new patients. She graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rossell trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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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-Spikula, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier-Spikula's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. These areas are among Dr. Granier-Spikula's clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Granier-Spikula is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She 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. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include 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. Alnoor A Malick, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alnoor Malick practices allergy & immunology in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Malick include 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. Dr. Malick is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Goldfarb's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldfarb include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), thyroid problems, and anemia. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldfarb is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Hypotension, Hypertension, Biliary Disorders, Weight Loss, Ischemic ... (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.
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