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We found 12 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept TRICARE near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Bhadresh B Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhadresh Shah's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Shah attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's 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. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nair's areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Nair studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Nair's residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Obesity, Epilepsy, Asthma, Sleep Problems

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's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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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. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Dr. Bhatia's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bhatia attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

Dr. Viren Navinchandra Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat. Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shah accepts 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 and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vandana Khera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vandana Khera works as an internist in Sugar Land, TX. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Khera include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Khera studied medicine at Government Medical College, Patiala. She trained at Roger Williams Medical Center for residency. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High ... (Read more)

Dr. David Anthony Braunreiter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other, Sports Medicine
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Braunreiter works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braunreiter include concussion, diabetes, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes a residency program at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Braunreiter 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. Braunreiter has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Niraj Sheth, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400 Mob3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mona Sheth practices family medicine in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Sheth's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sheth is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Erectile Dysfunction, Gallstones, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Melida Yudit Tellez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Melida Tellez sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tellez's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, warts, and depression. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Tellez is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepshikha D Sharda, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Deepshikha Sharda is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sharda's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and thyroid problems. Dr. Sharda is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sharda graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharda is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharda is in-network for 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. Sharda's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Respiratory Infection, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessen A Rajan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jessen Rajan sees patients in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Rajan's clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and contact dermatitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Rajan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Contact Dermatitis, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Scar Removal, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Cyst ... (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.