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

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

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci practices family medicine in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Before completing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Porter-Tucci's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter-Tucci honors. She is 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's area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kadakia is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She welcomes new patients. After attending Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kadakia completed her residency training at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land.

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

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

Dr. Mahendra Jain's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Jain's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Jain studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Gerteisen has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Gerteisen is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Maria Palasi works as a family practitioner in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Palasi include diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Palasi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palasi honors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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's specialty is family medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tran's clinical interests include obesity, diabetes, and pap test. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran accepts. She 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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