We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Texas True Choice near Sugar Land, TX.

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)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Manpreet Mangat's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mangat include bronchoscopy and asthma. Dr. Mangat is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Mangat is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Asthma

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

Dr. Anjana Dhingra is a general pediatrician. She obtained her medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has indicated that her clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Dr. Dhingra accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dhingra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Dhingra is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dhingra's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Nose Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, 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. 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. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kancherla's areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He 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 attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Alice Ajim specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajim average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajim's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Amina Noor Husain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amina Husain specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Husain include asthma, physical exams, and breastfeeding issues. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Texas Children's Pediatrics. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Husain takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Husain (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Physical Exams, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Aliya S Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aliya Ahmed's specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Ahmed's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is open to 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 Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Egbe is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Egbe include obesity, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and 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. Egbe takes. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Benin School of Medicine. Dr. Egbe's training includes a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Priti Jadav is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adolescent medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Jadav is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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. Jadav welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Medical College Baroda.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Musculoskeletal Pain, Incontinence, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Asha Kohli's medical specialty is general practice and family medicine. Dr. Kohli's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes 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 Dr. Kohli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (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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