We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Premier near Tomball, TX.

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

Dr. Khozema Palanpurwala sees patients in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palanpurwala include warts, contact dermatitis, and anemia. Dr. Palanpurwala honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Palanpurwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bhuriwala's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Bhuriwala is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Gerard Casagrande, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and sleep medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Casagrande's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Casagrande is accepting new patients.

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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. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nathani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Nathani is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. Irfan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Irfan's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shirley include asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Shirley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

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

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

Dr. Pheba Zachariah, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Pheba Zachariah is a family practitioner in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), hypertension (high blood pressure), and adolescent issues. Dr. Zachariah is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zachariah trained at Resurrection Medical Center for her residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Physical Exams, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Preventive ... (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.
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