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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 an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, aspiration pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Singla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Singla attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. 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, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schreiber include asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Schreiber is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Schreiber is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He is conversant in 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Quintero's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese.

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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 sees patients in Kingwood, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Tomball, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bhuriwala's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhuriwala takes. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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 works as an adult allergist and immunologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Weido is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weido's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weido takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weido has received the following distinction: 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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Kancherla attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices allergy & immunology. In Dr. Burress's practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Burress 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Atascocita, TX and Humble, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Harper completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 and practices in Kingwood, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Rodriguez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Driscoll Children's Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX and Kingwood, TX, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Bhutani is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bhutani attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Atascocita, TX, Humble, TX, and Kingwood, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Smoot is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Dr. Smoot is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Farrior is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He 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. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Lloren focuses on asthma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lloren is conversant in Filipino. She is professionally 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. Dr. Nguyen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. She is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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 works as a general pediatrician in Kingwood, TX. Dr. Cox is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. 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. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.