We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Cigna near Katy, TX.

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
545b S Mason Road
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Schreiber works as an allergist/immunologist. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Schreiber's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Schreiber is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schreiber trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schreiber honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Joshua Chad Defriece, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
29320 Katy Freeway; Suite 500
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Defriece practices family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Defriece's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Banner Health. Dr. Defriece is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Defriece average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Defriece welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Hay ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
21820 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 110
Katy, TX
 

Dr. L. Shirley's specialty is allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include immune disorders and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shirley accepts. Dr. Shirley is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shirley's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Immune Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She speaks Vietnamese. Her clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nguyen obtained her medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Kalapatapu studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
5423 E. 5th Street; Suite D
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Thanh Taylor's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Taylor has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Nadia Hafeez Abbasi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 345
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Nadia Abbasi is an internist in Katy, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Abbasi's areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and anemia. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abbasi's office for an appointment. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Syed Moosavi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Moosavi's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Moosavi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hypotension, Hypertension, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

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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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