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We found 13 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and bronchoscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Nair is especially interested in obesity, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nair's 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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oolut at an average of 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. Oolut honors. Dr. Oolut is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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. Reginald Frank Munden, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reginald Munden specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Munden's clinical interests encompass lung transplant and chest pain. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Munden trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Munden is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lung Surgery, Cancer Screening, Chest Pain, Lung Transplant

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 specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Humble, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhatia honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhatia's office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is professionally 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. David Anthony Braunreiter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other, Sports Medicine
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Braunreiter practices family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Braunreiter has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, diabetes, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braunreiter honors. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis' residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Braunreiter welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Vandana Khera is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Dr. Khera is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khera graduated from Government Medical College, Patiala and then she performed her residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 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. Khera honors. Dr. Khera's practice 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. Mona Niraj Sheth, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400 Mob3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mona Sheth practices family medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Sheth 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Sheth is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Deepshikha Sharda is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sharda is rated highly by Dr. Sharda's patients. Dr. Sharda's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and thyroid problems. Dr. Sharda is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sharda takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Sharda's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sharda attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Melida Tellez specializes in family medicine. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, warts, and depression. Dr. Tellez's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tellez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jessen Rajan's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajan include warts, thyroid problems, and contact dermatitis. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rajan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Scar Removal, High Cholesterol, ... (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.