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We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Mustafa Ismail Naeem, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Pulmonology
13406 Medical; Complex Dr.#150
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Mustafa Naeem specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naeem honors. Dr. Naeem graduated from Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Naeem (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Naeem is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Murtaza Najmuddin Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
506 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala practices adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Bhuriwala is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Grace Hospital, Detroit's residency program. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Khozema Alihussain Palanpurwala, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
13406 Medical Complex Drive, Suite 200; Texas Prof. Building
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Khozema Palanpurwala specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Palanpurwala's clinical interests include warts, contact dermatitis, and anemia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Palanpurwala is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Palanpurwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Contact Dermatitis, Sickle ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nathani's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nathani is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Nathani completed residency programs at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Irfan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan works as a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Irfan include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Irfan's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
721 James Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani works as a general internist. Dr. Vejlani's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and ulcers. She is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Vejlani attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Bursitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tad Michael Shirley, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8714 Spring Cypress; Suite 170
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Tad Shirley's specialty is general pediatrics. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He has a special interest in asthma. Dr. Shirley is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirley is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Susan Fagg Reed, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8714 Spring Cypress Road; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Susan Reed specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Reed's areas of expertise include the following: contact dermatitis, adolescent issues, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Circumcision, Contact Dermatitis, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Hay Fever, ... (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.