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We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. David Engler sees patients in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave Dr. Engler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Engler include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Alnoor A Malick, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4600 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 107
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Alnoor Malick is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Malick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Malick is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Malick attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Mai Duyen Duong, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4024 Brookhaven Avenue
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mai Duong is a pediatrician. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Duong is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Akram Adel Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
3315 Burke Road; Suite 202
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Akram Mushtaha practices pediatric allergy & immunology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Mushtaha's education and training includes medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Sinus Headache, Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Sinusitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Odette Arredondo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7550 Office City Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Odette Arredondo works as a family practice physician in Houston, TX. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Arredondo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Arredondo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Arredondo trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Hay Fever

Dr. Melanie E Zuo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11452 Space Center Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Zuo works as an internist and geriatrician. Her clinical interests include emphysema, depression, and aging. Dr. Zuo is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zuo include: Texas Rising Stars and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Preventive Care, Arthritis, Elder Care, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety, Memory Loss, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3337 Plainview; Building B
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sweeney's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sweeney average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweeney include aortic aneurysm, biopsy, and mitral valve disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shea Estelle Palamountain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4949 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 200
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Shea Palamountain works as a general pediatrician in Pasadena, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Palamountain attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Palamountain is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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.