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We found 31 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Galaxy Health Network near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Bhadresh B Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhadresh Shah's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Shah attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Surgery, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pankaj Shah is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Suneesh Gopalan Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Suneesh Nair is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nair's areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Nair studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Nair's residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Obesity, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems

Dr. Priya Navaneethan Oolut, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priya Oolut practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Oolut's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. On average, patients gave Dr. Oolut a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Manpreet Mangat, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Manpreet Mangat practices adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests encompass bronchoscopy and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Mangat graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Asthma

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjana Satija Dhingra, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anjana Dhingra specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhingra takes. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Dhingra attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dhingra (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Nose Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575 Mob 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Richmond, TX. He studied medicine at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. For his residency, Dr. Tripathy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tripathy's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tripathy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hirani's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirani accepts. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Kancherla attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Alice Amah Ajimotokan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ajim's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin Floyd Otness, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Erin Otness is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otness is especially interested in obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Otness has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sleep Problems, Nutrition Issues, Physical Exams, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Spencer Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress practices allergy & immunology. In Dr. Burress's practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Burress is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a pediatrician. Dr. Hasnain's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hasnain has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Bin Sheng Sung, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bin Sung practices general pediatrics in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sung include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Sung attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sung's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Physical Exams, Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care, Asthma, Newborn Care, Hay Fever

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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.