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We found 32 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 practices adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include intensive care. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy obtained his medical school training at Kurnool Medical College and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Mohamed Ali's specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Ali's clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Norwalk Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

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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 attended Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Fabuyi's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Fabuyi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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 sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barker include lung cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. 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. Barker obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his 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. Dr. Barker is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. John Fewins specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Fewins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fewins's office for an appointment. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Fewins's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jesse Smith's medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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's specialty is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Marcella is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marcella include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). 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. Dr. Marcella takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Marcella trained at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Todd Samuelson is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Samuelson studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. The average patient rating for Dr. Samuelson is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Cook Children's.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Naresh Patel is a cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His 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.

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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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ewing include coronary angiogram, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His 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 studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ewing completed a residency program at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kathleen Shide practices radiation oncology. Dr. Shide's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shide accepts. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at Mayo Clinic for her residency. Dr. Shide is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Dennis Doan is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Doan's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Doan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeremy Watkins is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watkins include allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. On average, patients gave Dr. Watkins a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watkins accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Watkins is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. He welcomes 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, Sinus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amir Malik's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Malik's areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. After completing medical school at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Malik honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Johnston's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Johnston attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnston takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: 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. Donald Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murphey include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Murphey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Murphey is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

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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.