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We found 11 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Amerigroup Star Plus near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Sandip Ranjitrai Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai is a graduate of Government Medical College, Surat and a graduate of Miami Valley Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Desai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah, who practices in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio A Reinoso, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mauricio Reinoso's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Sugar Land, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Mayo Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reinoso honors. Dr. Reinoso is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Branden Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Branden Hsu practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Oncology, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Hsu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Alexander L Wong, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Wong's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). These areas are among Dr. Wong's clinical interests: lung cancer, anemia, and lung surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Wong completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens, Booth Memorial Hospital, and Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Lung Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lung Surgery, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Hasnain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a pediatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Hasnain's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hasnain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Circumcision, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lee McKowen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert McKowen practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McKowen include mitral valve prolapse, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McKowen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McKowen trained at Allegheny General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sclerotherapy, Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viren Navinchandra Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rubina Wahid, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1441 Highway 6; 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rubina Wahid works as an adult allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Wahid accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Wahid trained at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Wahid is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ali is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Ali is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Gynecological Problems, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Younis Najam, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Legal Medicine
12000 Wilcrest Drive; #206
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Najam, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in legal medicine. Dr. Najam studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. He trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Najam include asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Najam is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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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.