We found 22 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Carrollton, TX.

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Dr. Andrew Scott Gelfand, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
7000 West Plano Pky; Suite 205
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Gelfand, who practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gelfand is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Gelfand has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Borderline Personality Disorder, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Dr. Steven Craig Copenhaver, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
7000 W Plano Parkway; Suite 205
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Steven Copenhaver sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Copenhaver is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine; and Best Pediatric Specialists D-Magazine. Dr. Copenhaver is affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Polyps, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Cysts, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Enrique Angel Perez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Perez is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration, leukapheresis, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Perez is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Perez is an in-network provider for 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: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Leukapheresis, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5420 Lbj Freeway, Suite 1900; Barnett 1201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Baron Hamman is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hamman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamman include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hamman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hamman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust practices family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maust takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Maust completed a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Maust's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Van Lam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Van Lam's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Lam's areas of expertise include well women care, migraine, and depression. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Lam attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. Dr. Lam is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Immunization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalyani Polani Raja, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6750 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 150
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Kalyani Raja's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Raja's areas of clinical interest consist of premature babies, asthma, and counseling services. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital, Las Colinas Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Children's Medical Center Dallas for residency. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Raja accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetes Screening, Allergies, Physical Exams, Premature Babies, Asthma, Counseling ... (Read more)

Dr. Sybil Jane Taquet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Sybil Taquet's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Taquet's clinical interests: warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Paris Diderot University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Taquet (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anis A Ansari, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1948 E Hebron Parkway; Suite 110, Building 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Anis Ansari practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Clinical interests for Dr. Ansari include menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Ansari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Bryce Johnston, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6750 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 350
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Johnston is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Johnston studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Johnston has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Nana Amma Mireku, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
6750 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 300
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Nana Mireku is an allergy & immunology specialist in Irving, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mireku include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and seasonal allergies. 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. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Food Allergy, Seasonal Allergies, Sinusitis, Recurrent Infections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wen Shiao Lai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 125
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Wen Lai specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include depression, thyroid cancer, and headache. Dr. Lai is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Lai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Lai is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Common Cold, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Allen Neaville, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
10 Medical Parkway; Plaza 3 Suite 202
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Neaville's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Neaville studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Neaville honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Kathryn Hasson Levy, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Kathryn Levy sees patients in Lewisville, TX and Carrollton, TX. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include asthma, breastfeeding issues, and nutrition issues. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Levy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Nutrition Issues

Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Xiao's clinical interests: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Xiao attended Harbin Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She speaks Chinese. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Howard Disraeli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1933 E. Frankford Road; Suite 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Disraeli's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; he sees patients in Carrollton, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Disraeli is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Disraeli's average patient rating is 3.5 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 Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Appendicitis, Diabetes Management, Immunization, ... (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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