We found 23 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Shenandoah, TX.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Asi include sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Asi graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specialties are adult critical care, general practice, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rhoton has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Rhoton studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences.

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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 M Mathew, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jefy Mathew specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in The Woodlands, TX. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and biopsy. The average patient rating for Dr. Mathew is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathew takes. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Donald Leon Leass, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Donald Leass specializes in neonatology and practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Leass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Meadowbrook Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leass honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Allergies, Acne, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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 works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kitten include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kitten attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kitten is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bharat Latthe practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, hospice (end-of-life care), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Latthe honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Grant Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Latthe trained at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Latthe (or staff) is conversant in 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. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18488 Interstate 45 South
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yen include lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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 and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Mettauer include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Mettauer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mettauer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is 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 N Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Bhuriwala's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Bhuriwala attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 chest surgeon in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Stroud takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Stroud is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to 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. Robert S Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress is an allergist/immunologist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Burress attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Burress honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Abbas A Kapasi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Abbas Kapasi sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. For his residency, Dr. Kapasi trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kapasi honors. Dr. Kapasi is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Swati Pande, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Swati Pande is a pediatrician in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. Dr. Pande is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Pande is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Pande (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Scott Karl Watson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3515 Rayford Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Scott Watson practices general pediatrics in Spring, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Watson performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Watson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Bernadette S Haggerty, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bernadette Haggerty works as a general pediatrician. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haggerty attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni works as a general internist. Dr. Eni is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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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.
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