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We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana POS near Pearland, TX.

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

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci is a family practitioner in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Porter-Tucci has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Porter-Tucci graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rupali Kadakia specializes in family medicine and practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kadakia's areas of expertise include the following: pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Kadakia trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Maria Melita Palasi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Maria Palasi works as a family medicine physician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Palasi include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Patients rated Dr. Palasi highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palasi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen works as a general internist and general pediatrician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerteisen include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. Dr. Gerteisen is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerteisen honors. Dr. Gerteisen is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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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.