We found 26 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Spring, TX.

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

Dr. Muhammad Hanif works as an adult critical care specialist, internist, and adult pulmonologist. In addition to English, Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Hanif attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Hanif welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Asi attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. 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
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite E
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton is a critical care specialist, general practitioner, and pulmonologist in Shenandoah, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Rhoton studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He has a special interest in asthma, sleep apnea, and snoring. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhoton 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. Donald Leon Leass, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
17070 Red Oak Drive; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Leass works as a neonatologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Leass completed his residency training at Meadowbrook Hospital. Dr. Leass has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kitten include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Kitten takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kitten 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. Dr. Kitten is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kitten's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. 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. Bharat B Latthe, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite B 4
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Latthe's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Latthe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Khmer, and Hindi. Dr. Latthe's areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, hospice (end-of-life care), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Latthe attended Grant Medical College for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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
17323 Red Oak
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen is a hematologist and adult oncologist. In Dr. Yen's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from 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's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is 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
830 Fm 1960 West; Suite 3
Houston, 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. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. The average patient rating for Dr. Mettauer is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mettauer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer 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. Murtaza Najmuddin Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5-d
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bhuriwala's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Bhuriwala is professionally affiliated with 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
830 Fm 1960 W.; Suite 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Stroud 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. 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. Glenn Roderick Davis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1250 Cypress Station Drive; Suite B
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Glenn Davis works as an internist and pediatrician in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, depression, and general care. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Circumcision, Shoulder Problems, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Blandina Caducoy Sison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
837 Fm 1960 West; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Blandina Sison is a family practitioner. Dr. Sison's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sison include diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Sison is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine's specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Palmeros-Irvine's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Begum Rizvi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3515 Rayford Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Sara Rizvi sees patients in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Rizvi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rizvi is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Asthma

Dr. Robert Lee Henry Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
17030 Nanes Drive; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Henry attended Autonomous University of Tamaulipas for medical school. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Henry is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Henry is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Roopa Varughese, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
17030 Nanes Drive; Suite 103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roopa Varughese's areas of specialization are family medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Varughese (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She attended medical school at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and Utkal University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for her residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Obesity, Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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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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