We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Cedar Park, TX.

Dr. Kirkland Caves Nolan, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
910 E. Whitestone Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Kirkland Nolan is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nolan include lung problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. Dr. Nolan is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Danielle A Corrigan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 200
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Danielle Beachler is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Beachler is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature Babies

Dr. Robert David Schlechter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 340
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Robert Schlechter is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schlechter include second opinions. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at The Montreal Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Schlechter has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schlechter's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Second Opinions, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Mediastinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Tory Austin Meyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 340
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Tory Meyer is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Meyer obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer takes. Dr. Meyer has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems

Dr. Cam-Ha Ha Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
10401 Anderson Mill Road; Suite 110b
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Cam-Ha Nguyen practices general pediatrics. In Dr. Nguyen's practice, she is particularly interested in newborn care, acne, and asthma. She 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. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Allergies, Acne, Newborn Care, Asthma

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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.