We found 30 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Galaxy Health Network near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah works as an adult pulmonologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. He trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhadresh Shah is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Sugar Land, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Suneesh Nair works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Sugar Land, TX, Wharton, TX, and El Campo, TX. Dr. Nair is especially interested in obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For his professional training, Dr. Nair completed a residency program at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priya Oolut sees patients in Sugar Land, TX, Wharton, TX, and El Campo, TX. Her medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oolut include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oolut 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Oolut attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Manpreet Mangat practices adult pulmonology. She graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Mangat has a special interest in bronchoscopy and asthma. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangat is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Asthma

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

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed practices general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Patients gave Dr. Ahmed an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes 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)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anjana Dhingra sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Dr. Dhingra honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Dhingra has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dhingra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. He attended S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). The average patient rating for Dr. Tripathy is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tripathy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

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

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kancherla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kancherla's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Erin Otness' specialty is general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otness's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. Dr. Otness honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is accepting new patients. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Otness has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Hirani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a general pediatrician. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hasnain completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasnain include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Patient ratings for Dr. Hasnain average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hasnain accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim is a general internist, genetics specialist, and geriatrician. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ajim takes. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aliya Ahmed is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Ahmed obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. She 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. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contact Dermatitis, Physical Exams, Obesity, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aman Jafar is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Jafar include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and anemia. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jafar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Hypotension, Anemia, Hay Fever

Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rukmini Kumar is a pediatrician. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include scoliosis, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Kumar 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. She obtained her medical school training at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University and performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kumar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Scoliosis, Physical Exams, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Hip Problems, Hives, Anemia, 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.
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