We found 41 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 Southwest Freeway; Suite 570
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Salcedo, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salcedo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training 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. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8200 Wednesbury Lane; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah's 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. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and 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 Freeway; #640
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Interiano is a primary care doctor and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Interiano's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Interiano attended the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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

Dr. Juan Zambrano's specialty is allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zambrano include asthma and allergy testing. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zambrano is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Zambrano attended medical school at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. Hubert Yu-Te Ho, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hubert Ho's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ho include sleep disorders and asthma. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ho obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 Gold. Dr. Ho has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. 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. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Aly's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is in-network 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. Dr. Aly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hirani graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hirani welcomes new patients.

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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 practices allergy & immunology in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Shirley include immune disorders and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shirley accepts. Dr. Shirley is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shirley completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. 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. 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. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Kancherla's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his 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. 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. Dr. Stoerner's areas of expertise include obesity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Stoerner completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Aliya Ahmed's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Ahmed accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Her practice 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)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
8200 Wednesbury; Suite 112
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rukmini Kumar works as a general pediatrician in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include scoliosis, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and then she performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kumar is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Scoliosis, Physical Exams, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Hip Problems, Hives, Anemia, Hay Fever

Dr. Sonia Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Neonatology, General Pediatrics
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sonia Chauhan is a physician who specializes in neonatology and general pediatrics. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chauhan's areas of expertise include the following: warts, prenatal diagnosis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chauhan takes 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 her office for an appointment. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad, Osmania University, and Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University. Her medical residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Nutrition Issues, Newborn Care, Hay Fever, Prenatal Diagnosis, Asthma

Dr. Robert C Mao, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16551 Southwest Freeway; Suite 180
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Mao specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Mao is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Mao is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mao's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Mao attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Mao has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hives, Preventive Care, Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis, Attention Deficit Disorder, Hay Fever, General ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2205 Williams Trace Boulevard; Suite 107
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ali's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ali studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Gynecological Problems, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
12609 S Gessner Drive; Suite G
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Egbe specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Egbe is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Egbe studied medicine at the University of Benin School of Medicine. She trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Physical Exams, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, 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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