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We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Medicare near Pearland, TX.

Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
10223 Broadway; Suite L
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. David Engler is an allergy & immunology specialist in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Engler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engler is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of 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. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Carlos James Vital, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria, Suite 370; Medical Plaza, Building 2
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Vital works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and adult allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Vital is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Vital attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Maqsood Javed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 185
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maqsood Javed practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Javed honors 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 Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Javed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Flu Shot, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Asthma, Employment Issues

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

Dr. Amir Ghebranious sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Ghebranious obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Ghebranious accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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

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

Dr. Akram Adel Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 410
Houston, TX
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Mukesh Ravjibhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel's areas of specialization are general practice and general internal medicine. Dr. Patel studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Medical College Baroda. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lung problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Nadya Hasham-Jiwa, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadya Hasham-Jiwa is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, leukemia, and lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Hasham-Jiwa is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Leukemia, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Anemia, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.