We found 13 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. Dr. Singla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Singla include sleep disorders, aspiration pneumonia, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, Dr. Singla completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Schreiber performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergy testing. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schreiber's 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. Murtaza Najmuddin Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
22710 Professional Drive
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala sees patients in Kingwood, TX, Houston, 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Sumit Bhutani works as an allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX and Kingwood, TX. He is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Bhutani graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Bhutani's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Purvis Eugene Harper, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
18350 Timber Forest Drive; Suite 100
Humble, TX
 

Dr. Purvis Harper's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Harper attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. She takes 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 Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Cynthia Smoot's specialty is general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Smoot graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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's medical specialty is general pediatrics. 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Farrior a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Heart Problems, Premature Babies, Asthma

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

Dr. Tiffany Nguyen is a pediatrician. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen 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 graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. She speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Sleep Problems, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Ellaine Lloren is a pediatrician. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is especially interested in asthma. Dr. Lloren takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lloren speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Ashley Cox practices general pediatrics in Kingwood, TX. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cox attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Tracie Lynette Butler, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
18350 Timber Forest Drive; Suite 100
Humble, TX
 

Dr. Tracie Butler's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Butler is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. David Liang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
18350 Timber Forest Drive; Suite 100
Humble, TX
 

Dr. David Liang's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Liang 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Sleep Problems, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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.