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We found 31 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Fort Worth, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1201 Fairmount Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jagadeshwar Reddy is a critical care specialist, general internist, and pulmonologist in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reddy include intensive care. Dr. Reddy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Kurnool Medical College and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Oyeyemi Adetokunbo Fabuyi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
508 S Adams; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Lakeworth, TX, and Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Fabuyi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He studied medicine at Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. Dr. Fabuyi completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, lung abscess, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1650 W. Rosedale; Suite 203
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Norwalk Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Lee Barker Jr., MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Plaza Level
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Barker is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and radiation oncologist in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Barker honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Barker's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1500 South Main - Surgery Clinic
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith works as a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Bone Cancer, Cosmetic Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 5th Avenue; Suite E
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Marcella is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcella is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Marcella's residency was performed at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Marcella's professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. John Leslie Fewins Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Fewins' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Fewins is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fewins include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Fewins completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Louise Shide, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1450 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Shide's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shide include lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Shide is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Naresh Hasmukhlal Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
508 S Adams Street; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Naresh Patel's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Bryce Johnston, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Johnston works as an adult cardiologist in Arlington, TX, Bonham, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnston include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Johnston's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Farhan Ali, MA, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Farhan Ali specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, angina, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Ali accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ali attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ali is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Pulmonary Hypertension, Endometriosis, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Erik Samuelson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1250 Eighth Avenue; Suite 205
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Todd Samuelson's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samuelson include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Cook Children's. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Samuelson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuelson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Evan Ewing, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1050 5th Avenue; Suite E
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Ewing's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Dr. Ewing attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. 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. Dr. Ewing's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Doan's clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doan honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Doan is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Edema, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Malik's areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He studied medicine at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Malik's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeremy Watkins' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Watkins's areas of expertise include allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Watkins's practice is open to new patients.

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

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