We found 4 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Fort Worth, TX.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1250 Eighth Avenue; Suite 135
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeremy Watkins specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Watkins include allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Watkins's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Watkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patient reviews placed Dr. Watkins at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Larynx ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1315 6th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Frood Eelani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Eelani's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He 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 graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He speaks Persian. Dr. Eelani is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eelani's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1650 West Rosedale; Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Rezaie graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rezaie accepts. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rezaie is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
650 St. Louis Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Adebola Olatunji is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Olatunji is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. He trained at The Dudley Group of Hospitals for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Olatunji takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive ... (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.
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