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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' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watkins include allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Watkins takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Watkins graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rezaie include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rezaie is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Before performing her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Dr. Rezaie attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rezaie has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Frood Eelani works as a general internist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Eelani's areas of expertise include the following: depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient ratings for Dr. Eelani average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Eelani performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Eelani's practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Adebola Olatunji's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Olatunji's clinical interests: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. Dr. Olatunji's training includes a residency program at The Dudley Group of Hospitals.

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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.