We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Shenandoah, TX.

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Dr. Wail Assy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Asi attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Charles L Yen, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18488 Interstate 45 South
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Charles Yen's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Houston, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Yen attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Yen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sarcoidosis, Brain Cancer, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kitten's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Kitten average 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene M Choo, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Choo's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Choo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. Dr. Choo's clinical interests include immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Choo takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Donald Leon Leass, MD
Specializes in Other, Neonatology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Donald Leass practices neonatology in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Leass average 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Pediatrics and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Leass obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Meadowbrook Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Allergies, Acne, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Stroud include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Stroud accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 470
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Mettauer is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Duyen Kim Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Duyen Nguyen is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Kingwood, TX. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. She has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. Dr. Nguyen has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Bharat Latthe, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 240
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Latthe works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, family medicine practitioner, and geriatrician. His areas of expertise include throat problems, hospice (end-of-life care), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Latthe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Latthe honors. His education and training includes medical school at Grant Medical College and residency at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Latthe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Ear Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Nose Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Murtaza N Bhuriwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Bhuriwala is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Bhuriwala completed his residency training at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Quintero's clinical interests 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Robert S Burress, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burress' medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Burress has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Burress trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Kancherla focuses on sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kancherla trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Sumit Bhutani, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sumit Bhutani practices allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhutani include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and angioedema. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Bhutani is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhutani's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Angioedema, Hay Fever, Asthma

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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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