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We found 14 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 areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital, Dr. Desai attended Government Medical College, Surat for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desai's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College.

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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. Her clinical interests encompass bronchoscopy and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Mangat graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her 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. Her clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhingra takes. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Dhingra attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dhingra (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Nose Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, 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 physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Quintero's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Vikas Kancherla specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Kancherla attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kancherla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ajim's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Erin Otness is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otness is especially interested in obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Otness has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. She 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 Lee McKowen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert McKowen is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. McKowen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. McKowen attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McKowen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College and a graduate of Driscoll Children's Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is accepting 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 sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. She has a special interest in asthma, physical exams, and breastfeeding issues. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Husain is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She welcomes new patients. 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. Joyce Ego Eziashi Eziashi Egbe, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Egbe is a pediatrician in Wharton, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Egbe attended the University of Benin School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include obesity, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). 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. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is an internist and adolescent medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jadav include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with 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. Jadav accepts. Dr. Jadav welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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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's medical specialty is general practice and family medicine. Dr. Kohli is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Kohli is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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.