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

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Wael Asi MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3 stars (3 ratings)
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Wael Asi practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Asi trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Asi's clinical interests include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asi honors. Dr. Asi has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Asi's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos E. Araujo-Preza MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 110
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Araujo-Preza is an adult critical care specialist, pulmonologist, and sleep medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Conroe, TX, and Spring, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Araujo-Preza's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Araujo-Preza speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Tattoo Removal, Laser Treatment, Endoscopy, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Muhammad Hanif M.D.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 1.62 stars (2 ratings)
17201 Interstate 45 South
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanif include diabetes, lung biopsy, and sleep disorders. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Hanif honors Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Hanif welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Hanif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Diabetes, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Yen is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. Dr. Yen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yen's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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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. Bharat Latthe MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
150 Pine Forest Drive; Suite 110
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Bharat Latthe practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care) in Shenandoah, TX and The Woodlands, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Latthe (or staff) speaks Spanish, Khmer, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, hospice (end-of-life care), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Latthe's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Latthe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Eugene M. Choo M.D.
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, 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)

Duyen Kim Nguyen D.O.
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, 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

Murtaza N. Bhuriwala MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 4.87 stars (2 ratings)
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Sindhi, and Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Bhuriwala is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Bhuriwala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Timothy E. Irvine MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 2.67 stars (9 ratings)
17201 Interstate 45 South
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Irvine takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Irvine attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Irvine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique T. Quintero MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4 stars (2 ratings)
9301 Pinecroft; Suite 100
The Woodlands, 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
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, 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
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, 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

Specializes in Family Medicine
17201 Interstate 45 South
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Simi Koshy specializes in family medicine and practices in Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Koshy include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Dr. Koshy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Albany Medical College. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Gynecologic Procedures, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sumit Bhutani MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, 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

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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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