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We found 52 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College, Surat.

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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 practices adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. His professional affiliations include 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. Bhadresh B Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhadresh Shah specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nair's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nair accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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

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

Dr. Mauricio Reinoso is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Reinoso obtained his medical school training at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. 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 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. 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. Raziuddin Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed practices general internal medicine and adult pulmonology in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Houston Methodist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chittaluru's clinical interests include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Chittaluru accepts 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. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 Marie Condron, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Condron specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Condron graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally 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. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Quintero has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and Webster, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen has indicated that her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Clyde Donald Ford Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. C. Ford's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ford is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ford is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ford welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of 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. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Hirani is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hirani's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from 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. Anthony John Weido, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Weido's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weido is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Weido trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Angioedema, Asthma

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

Dr. Hubert Ho specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Ho is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders and asthma. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ho accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ho's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Asthma

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

Dr. Vikas Kancherla works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX, Spring, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. His 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

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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.