We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Arlington, TX.

Dr. Keisha Mari Shaheed, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2312 Oak Manor
Arlington, TX

Dr. Keisha Shaheed specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaheed include sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and insomnia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaheed honors. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, CPAP Treatment, Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, Insomnia, Exercise, Narcolepsy

Dr. Oyeyemi Adetokunbo Fabuyi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
301 Highlander Boulevard; Suite 121
Arlington, TX

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Lakeworth, TX, and Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fabuyi's clinical interests include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and atrial fibrillation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Fabuyi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, lung abscess, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
902 West Randol Mill Road; Suite 200
Arlington, TX

Dr. Baron Hamman specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Hamman's clinical interests include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamman studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hamman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Bryce Johnston, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
811 W. Interstate 20; Suite G-10
Arlington, TX

Dr. Stephen Johnston works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Johnston is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnston accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Leon Yan Shaw Lee, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture
4300 Matlock Road; Suite 101
Arlington, TX

Mr. Leon Lee is an acupuncturist. Areas of expertise for Mr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and hepatitis. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Mr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (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.