We found 45 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare near Missouri City, TX.

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Dr. Victor Manuel Salcedo Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7737 S.w. Frwy; 570
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Salcedo's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salcedo attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8200 Wednesbury Lane; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Interiano, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 640
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Interiano practices primary care and adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Interiano honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine, the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Bronchitis, Allergies, Hypertension, Weight Management, Diabetes, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio A Reinoso, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mauricio Reinoso's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Reinoso takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Reinoso completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Divina Manucdoc Tuazon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7500 Beechnut; Suite 250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Divina Tuazon's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tuazon is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tuazon is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Zambrano, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9494 South West Freeway; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Zambrano practices allergy & immunology in Houston, TX. Dr. Zambrano's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergy testing. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He obtained his medical school training at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Zambrano speaks Spanish. Dr. Zambrano's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aly graduated from Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Aly (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Aly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Asthma, Wounds, Hypotension

Dr. Hubert Yu-Te Ho, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hubert Ho's specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders and asthma. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ho accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kancherla include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Kancherla completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Erin Floyd Otness, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Erin Otness is a pediatrician. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Otness attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Otness has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otness is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sleep Problems, Nutrition Issues, Physical Exams, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15200 Southwest Frwy; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani works as a general internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hirani's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9494 S.w. Frwy.; Suite 600
Houston, 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. Lewis A Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9494 S.w. Frwy.; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Brown's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include immune disorders and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is in-network for 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 Houston, Dr. Brown attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immune Disorders, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ajim is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Ajim has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Whitaker Stoerner, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics, Neonatology
8780 Hwy; 6 Ste A
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Joan Stoerner's specialties are neonatology and general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Stoerner performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Stoerner include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stoerner is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Newborn Care

Dr. Aliya Sehar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16103 Lexington Boulevard; Suite K
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aliya Ahmed's specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contact Dermatitis, Physical Exams, Obesity, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (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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