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

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Dr. David Bruce Engler, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
10223 Broadway; Suite L
Pearland, 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. 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 allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Vital trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He has a special interest in contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Vital average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vital honors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Dr. Javed has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javed accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Javed (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Ghebranious honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghebranious is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed 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 Adel Mushtaha, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 410
Houston, 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)

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

Dr. Mukesh Patel's specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. He practices in Houston, TX. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lung problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel 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 is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasham-Jiwa include esophageal cancer, leukemia, and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Hasham-Jiwa attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes 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.
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