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We found 19 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nair attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schreiber include asthma and allergy testing. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schreiber studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He speaks Spanish. His professional 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 area of specialization is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Defriece's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Banner Health. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Defriece's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Quintero has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting 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 is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen has indicated that her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weido is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Weido trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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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 practices allergy & immunology. His areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Burress honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include immune disorders and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Shirley graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immune Disorders, Asthma

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

Dr. Eugene Choo works as an allergist/immunologist in Houston, TX, Pearland, TX, and Webster, TX. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choo include immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choo's hospital/clinic 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 specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu accepts. Dr. Kalapatapu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. She attended medical school at 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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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her 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. Dr. Kyle is an in-network provider 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

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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Razak has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, breastfeeding issues, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, Dr. Razak completed his residency training 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 practices general pediatrics. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Jasani takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Newborn Care, 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 is a graduate of King George Medical University and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. She honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. Dr. Pant (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

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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.