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Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed is a specialist in adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung surgery, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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Dr. Rupali Narendra Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Rupali Kadakia sees patients in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kadakia's clinical interests: pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College and performed her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kadakia's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda C Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci works as a family medicine practitioner. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Porter-Tucci attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land for residency.

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Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen sees patients in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerteisen's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Gerteisen studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahendra G Jain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Jain's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Jain has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain accepts. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Maria Melita Palasi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Maria Palasi's specialty is family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Palasi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palasi's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tram Huynh Tran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Tram Tran practices family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Tran is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include obesity, diabetes, and pap test. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tran is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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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