We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Texas True Choice near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Sandip R Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sandip Desai's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and asthma. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Surat. His medical residency was performed at Miami Valley Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Physical Exams, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Shah graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Manpreet Mangat specializes in adult pulmonology. She studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Mangat's areas of clinical interest consist of bronchoscopy and asthma. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangat is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Asthma

Dr. Robert L McKowen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert McKowen is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Dr. McKowen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKowen honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sclerotherapy, Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin Floyd Otness, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Erin Otness' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include obesity, adolescent issues, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Otness average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otness takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Otness has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Pediatrics. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sleep Problems, Nutrition Issues, Physical Exams, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique T Quintero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Quintero's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Quintero is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quintero honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quintero welcomes 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. Amina Noor Husain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15400 Southwest Frwy.; #300
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amina Husain practices general pediatrics in Sugar Land, TX. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Husain include asthma, physical exams, and breastfeeding issues. Dr. Husain takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Husain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Texas Children's Pediatrics. Dr. Husain is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Physical Exams, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Aliya S Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aliya Ahmed specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, contact dermatitis, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contact Dermatitis, Physical Exams, Obesity, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anjana Dhingra's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and asthma. Dr. Dhingra accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dhingra (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Vikas S Kancherla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1201 Creek Way Drive; Suite A
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Kancherla works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Kancherla performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Kancherla's professional affiliations include 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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim works as a general internist, genetics specialist, and geriatrician in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Ajim's clinical interests: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Ajim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Egbe works as a general pediatrician in Wharton, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Egbe accepts 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 Dr. Egbe's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Benin School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Physical Exams, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priti Jadav works as an internist and adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Jadav's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jadav is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Musculoskeletal Pain, Incontinence, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Asha Kohli works as a general practitioner and family medicine practitioner in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Kohli average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kohli is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Kohli studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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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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