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We found 18 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 is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suneesh Gopalan Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Suneesh Nair specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nair is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Oolut include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oolut's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Mesbergen Shadle, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shadle practices radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Shadle attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of brachytherapy (seed implants), lung cancer, and colon cancer. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. David Braunreiter's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braunreiter include concussion, diabetes, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Braunreiter attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Braunreiter average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Sindhu Nair, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sindhu Nair's medical specialty is general internal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nair's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, ... (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 general internist in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat, Dr. Shah performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Anna Belcheva, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anna Belcheva is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Belcheva's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and anemia. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Belcheva has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Anemia, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vandana Khera is a general internist in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khera include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Dr. Khera's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khera accepts. Before completing her residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Khera attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Khera is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Jorge German Darcourt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Darcourt is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Patients gave Dr. Darcourt an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include immunotherapy, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Darcourt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunotherapy, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mona Sheth's area of specialization is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Sheth's clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sheth is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She 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. Clive Ilan Shkedy, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Clive Shkedy is a radiation oncology specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shkedy attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shkedy honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Brachytherapy, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Reginald Frank Munden, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reginald Munden's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. Dr. Munden studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Munden completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant and lung cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munden takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Lung Transplant

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Kozak, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kozak's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in San Antonio, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Kozak attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kozak include scoliosis, knee problems, and adolescent issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Kozak average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kozak is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melida Tellez works as a family medicine practitioner. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tellez include diabetes, warts, and depression. On average, patients gave Dr. Tellez a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tellez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sharda studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sharda's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and thyroid problems. Patients gave Dr. Sharda an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharda honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sharda is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sharda's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, ... (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.