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We found 98 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Andrew Scott Gelfand, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Gelfand is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Children's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Gelfand include cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Gelfand is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gelfand is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gelfand 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), lung problems

All Interests: Borderline Personality Disorder, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Michelle Jean Brock Caraballo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Caraballo is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Caraballo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Caraballo attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received the distinction of Ambulatory Provider of the Month Children's Health. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, CPAP Treatment, Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Marie Garcia, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christine Garcia's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Garcia studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garcia include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and familial pulmonary fibrosis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinctions: American Society for Clinical Investigation; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award; and President's Research Council Young Investigator Award. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), familial pulmonary fibrosis

All Interests: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis

Dr. Peter Norman Schochet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Peter Schochet is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Schochet focuses on sickle cell disease, pulmonary function test (PFT), and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Schochet honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Mom-Approved Doctors Dallas Child Magazine; and Top Doctors US News and World Report/Castle Connolly. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Spina Bifida, Sickle Cell Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Steven Craig Copenhaver, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Copenhaver is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Copenhaver is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Copenhaver include cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Copenhaver is affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Copenhaver honors. Dr. Copenhaver is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine; and Best Pediatric Specialists D-Magazine.

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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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yadira Milagros Rivera Sanchez Quintana, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Yadira Rivera-Sanchez practices pediatric pulmonology in Dallas, TX and Southlake, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rivera-Sanchez include cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary function test (PFT), and interstitial lung disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera-Sanchez attended Ponce School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; and Provider of the Month Children's Health. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Borderline Personality Disorder, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include emphysema, pleural drainage, and interventional pulmonology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Abu-Hijleh attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abu-Hijleh include: Abu-Hijleh, M.D. Best Doctors in America; The Patient's Choice Award; and The Patient's Recognition Award. Dr. Abu-Hijleh is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Eduardo Girod, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Girod is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Girod include interstitial lung disease. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Girod's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Texas "Super Doctors".

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Joseph Viroslav, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5939 Harry Hines Blvd. Pob Ii; Suite 731
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Viroslav practices adult pulmonology in Dallas, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Viroslav include post-polio syndrome (PPS), spinal cord injuries, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Viroslav performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Viroslav is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sleep Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, ... (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, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Terada accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Terada attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; American Heart Association Established Investigator Award; and Will Rogers Research Fellow.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Peter Michael Luckett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Peter Luckett's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests encompass pulmonary function test (PFT) and interstitial lung disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Luckett studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Luckett trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. He has received the following distinctions: NIH Physician Scientist Award; Best Pediatricians in Dallas D Family Magazine; and American Lung Association Breath of Life Leadership Award. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Pulmonary Function Test, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Tanya Milagros Martinez-Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Martinez-Fernandez is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Martinez-Fernandez attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea, insomnia, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Martinez-Fernandez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Best Doctors D Magazine and Alpha Omega Alpha. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, CPAP Treatment, Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Kamal Mustafa Naqvi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Syed Naqvi's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Naqvi 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. Naqvi accepts. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Naqvi is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, CPAP Treatment, Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Insomnia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keisha Mari Shaheed, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Keisha Shaheed sees patients in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and insomnia. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Shaheed performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaheed honors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Suja J Nair, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Suja Nair is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Nair a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair honors. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Orlando Health. She has received professional recognition including the following: PAS Travel Grant Pediatric Academic Societies-Society for Pediatric Research.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Neuromuscular Disorders, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hsienchang Thomas T Chiu, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hsienchang Chiu's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Dallas, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Chiu's areas of expertise include the following: pleural drainage, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Chiu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cancer Screening, Pleural Drainage, Tumor, Bronchoscopy, Foreign Body Removal, ... (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.