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We found 12 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Shenandoah, TX.

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

Dr. Wael Asi is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He is in-network 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, Dr. Asi completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Asi's professional 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, general practice, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Rhoton attended medical school at 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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and biopsy. Dr. Mathew accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Charles Yen's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Dr. Yen 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Yen attended 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 for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Yen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sarcoidosis, Brain Cancer, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

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. Before completing 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, Dr. Kitten attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kitten's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average 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 honors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Latthe include 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 honors. He attended medical school at Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Latthe completed residency programs at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Latthe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Hindi. Dr. Latthe's professional affiliations include 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. 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mettauer include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mettauer takes. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mettauer is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer welcomes 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. Murtaza Najmuddin Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhuriwala include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Bhuriwala attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Bhuriwala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stroud honors. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stroud's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Purcell completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Purcell at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Purcell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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. Shahzad Islam Islam, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25214 Borough Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shahzad Shah specializes in general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. 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)

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

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni specializes in general internal medicine and practices in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Eni graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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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.