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We found 50 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Salcedo is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program. 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 works as a primary care doctor and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine, the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patient reviews placed Dr. Interiano at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is professionally 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 practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed his residency 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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Reinoso obtained his medical school training at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He 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 is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tuazon include sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Tuazon is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tuazon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Quintero has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He 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. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen has indicated that her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hirani's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from 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. Juan Carlos Zambrano, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9494 South West Freeway; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Zambrano's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in asthma and allergy testing. Dr. Zambrano's average rating from his patients is 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's education and training includes medical school at Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Anthony John Weido, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Weido's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weido is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Weido trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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. Hubert Yu-Te Ho, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hubert Ho specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Ho is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders and asthma. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ho's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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). She studied medicine at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajim average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Erin Otness' specialty is general pediatrics. She is especially interested in obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Otness 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 attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Otness has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Otness's 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. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress practices allergy & immunology. His areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Burress honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Amir Ramsis Ghebranious, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10950 Resource Park; Suite A
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ghebranious' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ghebranious is especially interested in diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ghebranious's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Menopause, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes, 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.