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, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. After attending Government Medical College, Surat for medical school, Dr. Desai completed his residency training at Miami Valley Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest 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, 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 an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Dr. Shah performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

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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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests encompass bronchoscopy and asthma. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mangat takes. Dr. Mangat attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mangat is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Dhingra (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Dhingra's clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. She studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Dhingra trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dhingra 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 is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kancherla include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Kancherla completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 pediatrician. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Otness attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Otness has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otness 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatric Associates. She has an open panel.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. McKowen is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. McKowen include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He takes 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. Dr. McKowen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. 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)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ajim is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Ajim has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Aliya Ahmed's specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is especially interested in asthma, physical exams, and breastfeeding issues. Dr. Husain is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Husain welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Husain (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Physical Exams, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Egbe's medical specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Egbe accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Benin School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Egbe completed 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 general internist and adolescent medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Jadav is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jadav honors. She graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Jadav is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general practice and family medicine and practices in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kohli attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kohli 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.
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