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

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

Dr. Victor Salcedo works as an adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Salcedo attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Salcedo's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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. Benjamin Interiano, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 640
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Interiano is a physician who specializes in primary care and adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Interiano is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine, the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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

Dr. Pankaj Shah, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Mauricio Reinoso, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Reinoso honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Reinoso is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuazon include sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tuazon studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tuazon is professionally 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. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Wharton, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Aly attended Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). 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 HMO. Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Juan Zambrano specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Zambrano is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergy testing. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zambrano takes. After completing medical school at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Zambrano 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. In addition to English, Dr. Zambrano speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

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

Dr. Hubert Ho's area of specialization is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders and asthma. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ho performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ho is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

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

Dr. Saira Hirani is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hirani studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, 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 graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kancherla completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Otness's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Otness has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. Dr. Otness 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. Alice Amah Ajimotokan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajim average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ajim honors. She 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 areas of specialization are neonatology and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Missouri City, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stoerner attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stoerner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. L. Reed Reed Shirley, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9494 S.w. Frwy.; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. L. Shirley is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Shirley's areas of expertise consist of immune disorders and asthma. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shirley takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immune Disorders, Asthma

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

Dr. Aliya Ahmed practices general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Lewis Brown, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include immune disorders and asthma. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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

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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.