We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Texas True Choice 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's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai's clinical interests 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Desai is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Surat. His training includes a residency program at Miami Valley Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and a graduate of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago's residency program. His hospital/clinic 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. Manpreet Mangat, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Manpreet Mangat practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Mangat's clinical interests include bronchoscopy and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mangat's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Dhingra graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dhingra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Dhingra is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Vikas Kancherla practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kancherla 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 areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Erin Otness is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Otness is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Otness trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has a special interest in obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Otness has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Otness is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. She 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. Alice Amah Ajimotokan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Ajim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ajim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Robert McKowen's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McKowen include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. McKowen is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. McKowen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

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

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

Dr. Aliya Ahmed sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Ahmed welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Amina Husain's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Husain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include asthma, physical exams, and breastfeeding issues. Dr. Husain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Husain honors. Dr. Husain is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Physical Exams, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Joyce Ego Eziashi Eziashi Egbe, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Egbe practices general pediatrics in Wharton, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Egbe's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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. Egbe has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Benin School of Medicine. She trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Priti Suresh Jadav, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priti Jadav practices general internal medicine and adolescent medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jadav include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Jadav has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Asha Kohli, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Asha Kohli specializes in general practice and family medicine and practices in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kohli honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Kohli is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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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.