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

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

Dr. David Engler is an allergist/immunologist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Patients rated Dr. Engler highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Engler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. Dr. Engler is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Mai Duong's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Duong is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Alnoor Malick, who practices in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Malick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Malick is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Malick welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Akram Mushtaha's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Mushtaha obtained his medical school training at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michael Sweeney works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. Dr. Sweeney is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sweeney at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sweeney has an open panel.

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

Dr. Melanie Zuo is a general internist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: emphysema, depression, and aging. Dr. Zuo is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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)

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

Dr. Shea Palamountain practices general pediatrics in Pasadena, TX. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Palamountain honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Odette Arredondo's specialty is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Arredondo's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Arredondo attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive ... (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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