We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near The Woodlands, TX.

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Wael Asi MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3 stars (3 ratings)
8850 Six Pines Drive; Suite 200
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)

William Alan Rhoton MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Practice, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. William Rhoton works as a critical care specialist, general practitioner, and adult pulmonologist. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Dr. Rhoton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Rhoton is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Snoring, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Amarbir Mattewal's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He practices in Spring, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. These areas are among Dr. Mattewal's clinical interests: lung transplant, lung biopsy, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

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

Jefy M. Mathew MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.91 stars (3 ratings)
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jefy Mathew is a critical care specialist, adult pulmonologist, and sleep medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathew include sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mathew is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Mathew's professional affiliations include 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 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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.55 stars (10 ratings)
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 430
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine sees patients in Spring, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Palmeros-Irvine speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (Read more)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sameh Aziz is an internist and geriatrician. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aziz at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Aziz trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Osteomyelitis, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Asthma, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Saunders Purcell MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
average rating 4.5 stars (3 ratings)
4800 W Panther Creek Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Joan Purcell is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Purcell trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Her clinical interests include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), premature babies, and newborn care. Dr. Purcell's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Annual Gynecological Exam, Acne, Sports Injuries, Premature Babies, Newborn Care, ... (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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