We found 6 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Engler include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Engler average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Melanie Zuo practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Zuo's areas of expertise include emphysema, depression, and aging. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

Dr. Alnoor Malick specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Dr. Malick studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Malick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Akram Mushtaha practices pediatric allergy & immunology. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mushtaha completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

Dr. Shea Palamountain practices general pediatrics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palamountain honors. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Palamountain is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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All Interests: Sleep Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Michael Sweeney practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweeney include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sweeney is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sweeney's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

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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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