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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Naeem is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Naeem (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. 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. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include warts, contact dermatitis, and anemia. On average, patients gave Dr. Palanpurwala a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Palanpurwala is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Palanpurwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhuriwala include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Bhuriwala attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Bhuriwala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Imran Nathani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Nathani's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nathani is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and ulcers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Vejlani completed her residency training at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Vejlani honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Muhammad Irfan practices general internal medicine in Waller, TX, Tomball, TX, and Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Irfan trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Irfan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Tad Shirley is a pediatrician. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Shirley accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital, Dr. Shirley attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Shirley is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to 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's specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, adolescent issues, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Reed 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. Reed is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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.