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We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Fort Worth, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
508 S Adams; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Lakeworth, TX, and Arlington, TX. Dr. Fabuyi's clinical interests include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Fabuyi attended medical school at Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fabuyi honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeremy Watkins practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Watkins's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watkins include allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watkins accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. Dr. Watkins has an open panel.

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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 in Fort Worth, TX. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Her clinical interests 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 takes. Dr. Rezaie has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She 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)

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

Dr. Frood Eelani sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Eelani's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Eelani's residency was performed 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. He 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Olatunji's clinical interests: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Dudley Group of Hospitals. His professional affiliations include 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.