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We found 18 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Kingwood, TX.

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
11720 Fm 1960 West
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neeta Singla is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep disorders, aspiration pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Singla takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Singla (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Singla is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Asthma, Thoracentesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
11750 Fm 1960 West
Houston, 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. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1850 W Lake Houston Parkway; Suite 100
Kingwood, 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
1850 W Lake Houston Parkway; Suite 100
Kingwood, 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. Murtaza Najmuddin Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
22710 Professional Drive; Suite 100
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala practices adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Bhuriwala is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Anthony John Weido, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1850 W Lake Houston Parkway; Suite 100
Kingwood, 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
1850 W Lake Houston Parkway; Suite 100
Kingwood, 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
1850 W Lake Houston Parkway; Suite 100
Kingwood, 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. Purvis Eugene Harper, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
18350 Timber Forest Drive; Suite 100
Humble, TX
 

Dr. Purvis Harper's specialty is general pediatrics. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Harper attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Harper has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Harper is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Asthma

Dr. Melissa Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
20035 W Lake Houston Parkway; 100
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Rodriguez specializes in general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rodriguez attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Sumit Bhutani, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1850 West Lake Houston Parkway; #100
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Sumit Bhutani is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhutani include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. Dr. Bhutani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Bhutani honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Cynthia Maria Smoot, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
611 Rockmead Drive; Suite 600
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Smoot is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Smoot graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Smoot is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Mark Alan Farrior, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
18350 Timber Forest Drive; Suite 100
Humble, TX
 

Dr. Mark Farrior specializes in general pediatrics. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Farrior accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Heart Problems, Premature Babies, Asthma

Dr. Ellaine Abigail Lloren, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
18350 Timber Forest Drive; Suite 100
Humble, TX
 

Dr. Ellaine Lloren's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Lloren accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Filipino. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Tiffany Xuan-Huong Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
20035 W Lake Houston Parkway; Suite 100
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Tiffany Nguyen sees patients in Kingwood, TX and Cypress, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Vietnamese. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Driscoll Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Nguyen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider 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: Acne, Sleep Problems, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Ashley Michelle Cox, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
20035 W Lake Houston Parkway; Suite 100
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Ashley Cox practices general pediatrics. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cox is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, 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.