We found 16 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Douglas Schreiber is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Schreiber's clinical interests encompass asthma and allergy testing. The average patient rating for Dr. Schreiber is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Schreiber attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

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

Dr. Joshua Defriece's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Defriece include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 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. Defriece takes. Dr. Defriece attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Banner Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 sees patients in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Shirley's areas of expertise include the following: immune disorders and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Krishnawari Pant, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
23000 Highland Knolls Drive
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Krishnawari Pant works as a general pediatrician in Katy, TX. Dr. Pant honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. She attended medical school at King George Medical University. She completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Pant (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Obesity, Sedation, Asthma

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

Dr. Suzanne Kyle specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics. Dr. Kyle trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Celeste D Palmer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Center Drive; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Celeste Palmer works as a general pediatrician. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palmer is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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. Dr. Kalapatapu graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kalapatapu include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Kalapatapu has an open panel.

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Dr. Niranjan S Puranik, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Center Drive; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Niranjan Puranik's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Puranik (or staff) speaks Marathi and Spanish. Dr. Puranik is professionally affiliated with Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Obesity, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Thanh Ho Taylor, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5423 E. 5th Street; Suite D
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Thanh Taylor's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Bianca Shah Jasani, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Center Drive; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Bianca Jasani's specialty is general pediatrics. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Jasani is affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Sarita Kini-Pai, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Center Boulevard; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sarita Kini-Pai works as a pediatrician. Dr. Kini-Pai is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Razaali Razak, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24022 Cinco Village Ctr Drive; Suite 100
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Razaali Razak practices general pediatrics in Katy, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Razak (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Razak's clinical interests encompass asthma, breastfeeding issues, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Razak takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Nadia Abbasi practices general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Abbasi trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for her residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and anemia. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbasi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Syed Moosavi is a general internist. Dr. Moosavi's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for his residency. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moosavi has an open panel.

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

Christina Sue Sue
Specializes in Acupuncture
442 Park Grove Drive
Katy, TX
 

Ms. Christina Sue practices acupuncture in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Ms. Sue's areas of expertise include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and migraine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Chinese.

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All Interests: Headache, Allergies, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Acupressure, Massage, Common Cold, Cupping, ... (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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