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We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Sandip Ranjitrai Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17510 Grand Parkwy; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat and a graduate of Miami Valley Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Desai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1601 Main; Suite 108
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah, who practices in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1213 Herman Drive; Suite 855
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Manner is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Manner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Manner studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Manner is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sickle Cell Disease, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1601 Main Street; Suite 500a
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His education and training includes medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tripathy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Hasnain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
22001 Southwest Freeway; Suite 115
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a pediatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Hasnain's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hasnain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Circumcision, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology
1603 Main Street, Suite 200; Richmond Professional Building
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Amirali Popatia is a specialist in adult oncology. He works in Richmond, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Popatia studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Popatia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1601 Main Street; Suite 500a
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Bushra Cheema specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheema include lung cancer, colon cancer, and biopsy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cheema attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Cheema welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (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.