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We found 56 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare near Missouri City, TX.

Dr. Braulio Antonio Alvarez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
9031 Quebec Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Braulio Alvarez's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Alvarez's areas of expertise include scoliosis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and lung cancer. He 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. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Alvarez is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Scoliosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Salcedo is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Salcedo has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. 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. Benjamin Interiano, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 640
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Interiano's areas of specialization are primary care and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Interiano average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Interiano is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Interiano studied medicine at the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine, the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8200 Wednesbury Lane; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Reinoso is 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Tuazon's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quintero include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quintero attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Quintero is accepting 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. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; #550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. After attending National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among Dr. Campos's clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Campos has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Her areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

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

Dr. Juan Zambrano, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Zambrano speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include asthma and allergy testing. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After attending Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Zambrano completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zambrano accepts. Dr. Zambrano has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as a pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Ho average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ho include sleep disorders and asthma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ho trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hirani's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirani takes. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hirani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Peguero include pancreas problems, leukemia, and lung cancer. Dr. Peguero is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Peguero has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erin Otness' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Otness graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Otness include obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Otness is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Anthony John Weido, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Weido specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weido is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Weido is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kancherla's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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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.