We found 15 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 an allergist/immunologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Schreiber's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Schreiber graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patient ratings for Dr. Schreiber average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

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

Dr. Duyen Nguyen sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Nguyen takes 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 the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Her 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Defriece has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Defriece's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Banner Health. Dr. Defriece welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shirley attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Shirley focuses on immune disorders and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Shirley has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immune Disorders, 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kalapatapu include knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He 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. Kalapatapu graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Kalapatapu is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Suzanne Kyle's specialty is general pediatrics. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kyle is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Razaali Razak's specialty is general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Razak focuses on asthma, breastfeeding issues, and allergies. Dr. Razak is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Razak takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Razak (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Bianca Jasani sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Jasani completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Thanh Taylor specializes in family medicine. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Taylor average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Krishnawari Pant works as a pediatrician in Katy, TX. She attended medical school at King George Medical University. Dr. Pant's training includes a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pant (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Obesity, Sedation, Asthma

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

Dr. Celeste Palmer is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Palmer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Niranjan Puranik specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Puranik is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Puranik (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Obesity, Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Sarita Kini-Pai's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Kini-Pai is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Syed Moosavi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Moosavi include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moosavi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and migraine. Ms. Sue is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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