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Dr. Wael Asi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Asi's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Asi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. William Alan Rhoton, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton is a critical care specialist, general practitioner, and adult pulmonologist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Rhoton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Rhoton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Cough, Asthma, Fatigue, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Jefy Mammen Mathew, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jefy Mathew's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and biopsy. Dr. Mathew's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathew honors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kitten include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kitten takes. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kitten is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat B Latthe, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 240
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Latthe is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, hospice (end-of-life care), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Latthe takes. Dr. Latthe attended Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Latthe (or staff) speaks Spanish, Khmer, and Hindi. Dr. Latthe is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Ear Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Nose Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18488 Interstate 45 South
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen is a hematologist and adult oncologist in Houston, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Cypress, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yen is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Yen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Colon Problems, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 470
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mettauer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mettauer's education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Murtaza Najmuddin Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhuriwala include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Bhuriwala takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. In addition to English, Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Stroud accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Saunders Purcell, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
4800 W Panther Creek Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Joan Purcell works as an adolescent medicine specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Purcell completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Purcell is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Sports Injuries, Premature Babies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Ikedinobi Ugochukwu Eni, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni practices general internal medicine. Dr. Eni is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahzad Islam Islam, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25214 Borough Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shahzad Shah practices general pediatrics in Spring, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Immunization, Circumcision, Allergies, Ear Problems, Sports Physicals, Attention Deficit ... (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.
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