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We found 15 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Muhanned Amin Abu-Hijleh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1801 Inwood Road; 1st Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Muhanned Abu-Hijleh is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abu-Hijleh include emphysema, pleural drainage, and interventional pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Abu-Hijleh is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abu-Hijleh's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Abu-Hijleh, M.D. Best Doctors in America; The Patient's Choice Award; and The Patient's Recognition Award.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cancer Screening, Pleural Drainage, Tumor, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lance Shizuo Terada, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard; Mc 8448
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lance Terada sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terada accepts. Dr. Terada attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; American Heart Association Established Investigator Award; and Will Rogers Research Fellow. Dr. Terada is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Lung Problems

Dr. Hetal Jagdish Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard; J6.110d
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hetal Patel practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung abscess, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Fungal Infection, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lynn Luterman, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 806
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Luterman is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Dallas, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Luterman's residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and intensive care. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Luterman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4009 Worth Street; Wadley Tower, Suite 962
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Curry, who practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and bronchitis. He is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association. Dr. Curry is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Shortness of Breath, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower Suite 960
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kimber Foust works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Dallas, TX. She is especially interested in intensive care, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. She 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. Dr. Foust attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adebisi Idowu Obafemi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Adebisi Obafemi works as an internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), women's health issues, and diabetes. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Obafemi studied medicine at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. Dr. Obafemi's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Heartburn, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Ian Myers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 508
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Myers practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Myers studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina Tomy Vengalil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marina Vengalil's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vengalil include atrial fibrillation, hearing evaluation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Vengalil accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Hearing Evaluation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruth Ann Adell, DO
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruth Adell's areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine; she sees patients in Cedar Hill, TX and Dallas, TX. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), gynecological problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Adell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Adell speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at Cedar Hill.

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

All Interests: Pain, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergies, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachael Carolee Evans, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 1109 Barnett Tower
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rachael Evans sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialties are family medicine and urgent care. She attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Evans 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. Evans is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center at Baylor.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao works as a family practice physician and pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Xiao average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Xiao attended medical school at Harbin Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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

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

Dr. Nicole Susanne Swofford, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nicole Swofford practices family medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and migraine. Dr. Swofford honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Knee Pain, Immunization, Incontinence, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie E Zuo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
5939 Harry Hines Boulevard, Eighth Floor; Suite 124
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Zuo's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Zuo's areas of expertise include emphysema, depression, and aging. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Zuo is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Preventive Care, Arthritis, Elder Care, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety, Memory Loss, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Camille Robinson's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, contraception (birth control), and women's health issues. Dr. Robinson is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Chronic Illness, Wounds, ... (Read more)

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.