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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Asi include sleep disorders, intensive care, and asthma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Asi is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland's residency program. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Asi (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Michelle Chrisco Chrisco, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
17580 I-45 South; 6th Floor, Green Pod
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Mann is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Dr. Mann is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mann takes.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. William Alan Rhoton, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton is a critical care specialist, general practitioner, and pulmonologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. He is especially interested in asthma, snoring, and cough. Dr. Rhoton's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhoton graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences.

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

All Interests: Snoring, Cough, Asthma, Fatigue, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Jefy M Mathew, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jefy Mathew is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathew include sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mathew's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Yen practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Houston, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Cypress, TX. Dr. Yen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, 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. Dr. Yen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Kitten's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kitten speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kitten has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

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

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

Dr. Donald Leass is a neonatologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Pediatrics and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Leass 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 graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Meadowbrook Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Mettauer speaks 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 (TRMC). He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mettauer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

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

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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Stroud is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He 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. Dr. Stroud is open to new patients. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center.

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

Dr. Duyen Nguyen practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Houston, TX, Huntsville, TX, and Kingwood, TX. She has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and food allergy. She 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. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Allergy & Asthma Associates, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Kathryn Lyn Bridges Bridges, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3515 Rayford Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Kathryn Glass' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Glass average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glass is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Glass is affiliated with Texas Children's Pediatrics.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Allergies, Acne, Obesity, Newborn Care, 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 is a physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, hospice (end-of-life care), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Latthe takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Latthe (or staff) speaks Spanish, Khmer, and Hindi. Dr. Latthe is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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, Medical Oncology
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Murtaza Bhuriwala's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhuriwala takes. In addition to English, Dr. Bhuriwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Kristin A Moore, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Moore practices allergy & immunology in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Kingwood, TX. These areas are among Dr. Moore's clinical interests: asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Allergy & Asthma Associates. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Moore takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Enrique Quintero's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Quintero's clinical interests: 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 graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero is professionally affiliated with 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 practices allergy & immunology in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Kingwood, TX. Dr. Burress graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for his residency. He is especially interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Burress is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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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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