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

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

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala sees patients in Kingwood, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Tomball, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bhuriwala's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhuriwala takes. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Palanpurwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Palanpurwala include warts, contact dermatitis, and anemia. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Michael Casagrande practices family medicine and sleep medicine in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Casagrande graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Casagrande takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Ulcers, High ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Imran Nathani is an internist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Nathani average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani is open to new patients.

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

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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 sees patients in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. In Dr. Shirley's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Shirley completed a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Shirley has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Reed's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, adolescent issues, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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's area of specialization is family medicine. Before completing her residency at Resurrection Medical Center, Dr. Zachariah attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Zachariah include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), hypertension (high blood pressure), and adolescent issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average 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. Dr. Zachariah is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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.