We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare near Friendswood, TX.

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Majd Alnas MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
360 E. Medical Center Boulevard; Suite B
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Majd Alnas sees patients in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Alnas performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Alnas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Lung Surgery, Asthma

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 1.5 stars (1 rating)
501 Orchard Street; Suite 200
Webster, TX
 

Dr. F. Kawley is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Kawley studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, lung biopsy, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kawley accepts. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Raziuddin Ahmed MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.75 stars (35 ratings)
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raziuddin Ahmed, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: lung surgery, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sleep apnea. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Laser Treatment, Spirometry, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

Eugene M. Choo M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Choo's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Choo's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Choo attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Choo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Dermatitis, Sinusitis, Chronic Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos James Vital M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4 stars (4 ratings)
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Vital's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Vital has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vital include contact dermatitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vital honors. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Vital is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Duyen Kim Nguyen D.O.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy and Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Monica Thint M.D.
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.91 stars (3 ratings)
411 E Parkwood Avenue
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Monica Thint works as a pediatrician. Dr. Thint is a graduate of the University of Medicine, Yangon. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma, breastfeeding issues, and allergies. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Burmese. Dr. Thint is affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Kristin A. Moore M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.25 stars (1 rating)
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Moore specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Kingwood, TX. In her practice, Dr. Moore focuses on asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Moore has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Allergy and Asthma Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

Dr. Enrique T. Quintero MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4 stars (2 ratings)
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Quintero include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Quintero is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Robert Burress MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burress include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burress takes. Dr. Burress has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Vikas S. Kancherla M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Kancherla's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kancherla completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.84 stars (397 ratings)
14903 El Camino Real
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri is an internist. After attending Isfahan Medical School, Dr. Ghadiri completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghadiri include diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghadiri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Hypotension, Preventive ... (Read more)

Amir R. Ghebranious M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
10950 Resource Parkway; Suite A
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amir Ghebranious' area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Ghebranious's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ghebranious completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Menopause, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Sumit Bhutani MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Sumit Bhutani is a specialist in allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Bhutani focuses on hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. Dr. Bhutani honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Bhutani's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Mukesh R. Patel MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lung problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Medical College Baroda.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes

Nadya Hasham-Jiwa D.O.
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadya Hasham-Jiwa practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Hasham-Jiwa studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, leukemia, and lung cancer. 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 professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Leukemia, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Anemia, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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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