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We found 11 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Spring, TX.

Dr. Muhammad Hanif, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17506 Red Oak Drive; #1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanif accepts. Dr. Hanif studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hanif trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Hanif is 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: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Bursitis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Wael Asi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite E
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Asi is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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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. Donald Leon Leass, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
17070 Red Oak Drive; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Leass is a neonatology specialist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Leass is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Meadowbrook Hospital, Dr. Leass attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Leass honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: 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
830 Fm 1960 West; Suite 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Kitten is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kitten include aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kitten speaks Spanish. Dr. Kitten's professional affiliations include 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. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
830 Fm 1960 West; Suite 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Mettauer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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 Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mettauer is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. 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. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Poonawala include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and residency at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poonawala's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Murtaza Najmuddin Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5d
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala practices adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Bhuriwala is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in 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
830 Fm 1960 W.; Suite 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: minor surgery, mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Stroud's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Stroud 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. Blandina Caducoy Sison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
837 Fm 1960 West; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Blandina Sison's areas of specialization are family medicine and emergency medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Dr. Sison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sison accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 4a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, minor surgery, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bhatia is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Edward Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Irvine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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.