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We found 42 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Galaxy Health Network near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Bhadresh Shah is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Shah attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

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

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

Dr. Suneesh Nair works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Nair attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nair include obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair takes. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Dr. Oolut is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Oolut's average patient rating is 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

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

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Manpreet Mangat is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mangat include bronchoscopy and asthma. Dr. Mangat is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mangat has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Asthma

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

Dr. Anjana Dhingra's specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Dhingra (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Dhingra focuses on attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Dhingra attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Dhingra is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She 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. Dr. Nguyen is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His education and training includes medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tripathy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos' areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Campos's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Campos is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Saira Hirani works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hirani is in-network for 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. Hirani's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at 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. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, leukemia, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Peguero attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Peguero is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Kancherla is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Erin Otness' area of specialization is general pediatrics. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Otness has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Otness's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. Dr. Otness 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' specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Burress has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Burress's practice is open to new patients.

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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. 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)

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

Dr. Alice Ajim works as a general internist, genetics specialist, and geriatrician. She studied medicine at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. On average, patients gave Dr. Ajim a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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