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We found 23 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Choice near Carrollton, TX.

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

Dr. Andrew Gelfand practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Before performing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Gelfand attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gelfand's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gelfand's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Copenhaver's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and interstitial lung disease. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Copenhaver's medical residency was performed 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. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is open to new patients.

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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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Lewisville, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include bone marrow aspiration, leukapheresis, and vulvar cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perez is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Sybil Taquet's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Taquet (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taquet include warts, alcohol abuse, and adolescent issues. Dr. Taquet is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She is a graduate of Paris Diderot University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Van Lam works as an internist and pediatrician in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Lam's areas of expertise include the following: well women care, migraine, and depression. 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 has received the following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. Dr. Lam's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Raja include premature babies, asthma, and counseling services. Patient reviews placed Dr. Raja at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital, Las Colinas Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Raja's practice is open to 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. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust's area of specialization is family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maust include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maust's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (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 is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He obtained his medical school training at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ansari's office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Arlington, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Irving, TX. Dr. Johnston's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patient ratings for Dr. Johnston average 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 Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Johnston is professionally affiliated with 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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunodeficiency, and seasonal allergies. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mireku takes. Before performing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Mireku attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Mireku has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen Immunotherapy, Seasonal Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Dale Ii Meler II, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
4450 Sojourn Drive; Suite 200
Addison, TX
 

Dr. James Meler works as an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Dallas, TX and Addison, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, liver cancer, and bone cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meler obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, American Radiology Associates, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Radiofrequency Ablation, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2138 N Josey Lane; Suite 102
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Nauman Anwar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Anwar's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Anwar attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Anwar is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Kathryn Levy is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include asthma, breastfeeding issues, and nutrition issues. Dr. Levy 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. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Levy has an open panel.

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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 practices family medicine and general pediatrics in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Xiao's areas of expertise include the following: atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Harbin Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Xiao's hospital/clinic 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, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritha Chitkara Browning, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 West Interstate 635; Suite 220
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Pritha Browning is a general internist in Irving, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of preventive care, women's health issues, and lung problems. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Browning accepts. Dr. Browning attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Preventive Care, Lung Problems, Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Phillip Disraeli's specialties are family medicine and urgent care. He practices in Carrollton, TX and Frisco, TX. His areas of expertise include sports health, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Disraeli's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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