We found 48 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
17510 Grand Parkway; #400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Stadnyk, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He 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. Dr. Stadnyk graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Bhadresh Shah is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Sandip R Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Surat and performed his residency at Miami Valley Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 specializes in adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. His clinical interests include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Priya Oolut, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, Wharton, TX, and El Campo, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Oolut include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Dr. Oolut's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Oolut has an open panel.

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

Dr. Suneesh Nair is a specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Sugar Land, TX, Wharton, TX, and El Campo, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair graduated from the University of Kerala and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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

Dr. Mauricio A Reinoso, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mauricio Reinoso specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He attended the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his 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 takes. He 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. 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. He practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Ahmed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed 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)

Dr. Don Ford, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ford is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Ford include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ford is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ford is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Problems, Headache, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naga Sudha Naga Chittaluru, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru practices general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chittaluru is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. Her clinical interests include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chittaluru is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chittaluru's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne M Condron, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Condron works as a pediatrician. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Condron takes. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Preventive Care, Obesity, Asthma

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

Dr. Robert McKowen is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. McKowen's training includes residency programs at Allegheny General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. McKowen include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. McKowen is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKowen honors. Dr. McKowen is 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)

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

Dr. Hubert Yu-Te Ho, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hubert Ho specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sleep disorders and asthma. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatrics. Dr. Ho honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ho has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
15400 Southwest Freeway; Suite 125
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. L. Shirley's specialty is allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include immune disorders and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shirley accepts. Dr. Shirley is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shirley's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immune Disorders, Asthma

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

Dr. Erin Otness specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otness honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Otness attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatrics. Dr. Otness welcomes 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. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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 welcomes new patients. She attended medical school 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)

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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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