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

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

Dr. Michael Casagrande's areas of specialization are family medicine and sleep medicine. Dr. Casagrande graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Casagrande include knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Casagrande is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nathani's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nathani accepts. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Khozema Palanpurwala's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Palanpurwala has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include warts, contact dermatitis, and anemia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Palanpurwala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Kingwood, TX, Houston, TX, and Tomball, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhuriwala include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhuriwala is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Muhammad Irfan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Tomball, TX, Waller, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. Irfan 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. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Irfan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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. Her areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, adolescent issues, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Reed 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Zachariah attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Resurrection Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), hypertension (high blood pressure), and adolescent issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Zachariah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Tad Shirley is a general pediatrician. Dr. Shirley has a special interest in asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Shirley is accepting new patients.

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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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