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

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

Dr. Carlos Vital, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vital include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Vital honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vital attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is an internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Javed is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Javed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Amir Ghebranious' area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Ghebranious is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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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 A Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 410
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akram Mushtaha specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mushtaha takes. After completing medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Mushtaha performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

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

Dr. David Engler specializes in allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Engler include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patients rated Dr. Engler highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Engler attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1989-1991 & 1995-1998. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Engler's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Mukesh Patel is a general practitioner and internist. Dr. Patel is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lung problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Patel studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Medical College Baroda. He is professionally 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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hasham-Jiwa include esophageal cancer, leukemia, and lung cancer. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hasham-Jiwa graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hasham-Jiwa is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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.
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