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We found 22 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare near Katy, TX.

Dr. Kiran Dev Nair, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
23900 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Nair is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include lung transplant, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nair is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Douglas Schreiber is an allergy & immunology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Schreiber is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Schreiber attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Schreiber speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Sunil Mohan Patel, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology
19770 Kingsland Avenue; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Patel is an oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Patel attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Anemia, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Nikesh Ramesh Jasani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
19770 Kingsland Avenue; Suite 200
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Nikesh Jasani is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Jasani obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Urologic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joshua Defriece's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Defriece include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Defriece is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Banner Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defriece honors. Dr. Defriece is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Branden Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Branden Hsu practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Hsu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Quintero's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to 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
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Nguyen is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks 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. Anthony John Weido, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Weido specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Spring, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Weido average 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weido has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Angioedema, Asthma

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. 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 is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Kancherla is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress' specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Burress has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Burress's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. L. Reed Reed Shirley, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
21820 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 110
Katy, TX
 

Dr. L. Shirley is an allergist/immunologist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Shirley include immune disorders and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Shirley is in-network for 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 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Shirley has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immune Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Eugene Moon Choo, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Choo is an allergist and immunologist. These areas are among Dr. Choo's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Choo's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Dermatitis, Sinusitis, Chronic Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kalapatapu include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Kalapatapu graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Kalapatapu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Thanh Taylor's medical specialty is family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Taylor an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Suzanne Melancon Kyle, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3030 South Mason Road
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Kyle is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Kyle's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Obesity, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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.