We found 19 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept PacifiCare PPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Joseph Varon works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and stroke. Dr. Varon's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Varon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Varon is professionally affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Prasad Manian's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Manian's areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Manian is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Timothy Connolly specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Connolly graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Connolly trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Lisa Kopas works as a pulmonologist and intensivist in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kopas trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her clinical interests 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. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Clinton Doerr's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Doerr's areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Doerr 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bueso's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bueso is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a cardiac surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Coselli's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. Dr. Coselli accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1200 Binz; Suite 180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Engler is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engler include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. In addition to English, Dr. Engler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to 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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy accepts. 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. Luis G Granier-Spikula, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2900 Richmond Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Granier-Spikula practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Granier-Spikula include prostate problems, warts, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Granier-Spikula's training includes a residency program 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. Lisa P 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. Dr. Rowland's areas of expertise include the following: warts, minor surgery, and moles. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rowland takes. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rowland is accepting 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 practices general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rossell attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and warts. Dr. Rossell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Rossell's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatrics. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rossell's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Alnoor Malick is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Dr. Malick's clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He 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. These areas are among Dr. Goldfarb's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), thyroid problems, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldfarb is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Bush's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bush has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Hema C Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and moles. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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. Patel welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cervical Dysplasia, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, ... (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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