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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care. Dr. Reddy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Kurnool Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Reddy trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Before completing his residency at Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Ali attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Ali accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes 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 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, 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 is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. His areas of expertise consist of 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 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. Dr. Barker accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcella's areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). His 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Marcella attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. John Leslie Fewins Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Fewins sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Fewins's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fewins is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He welcomes new patients.

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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 an adult cardiology specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He is 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. Todd Samuelson practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samuelson include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and hearing evaluation. Dr. Samuelson is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Cook Children's. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and 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 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: , 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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ewing honors. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. 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. His practice is open to 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. She 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. Before completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Shide attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Doan include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Doan is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Doan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Amir Malik is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malik include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. Dr. Malik 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. 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. Dr. Malik has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Arlington, TX, Bonham, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Johnston's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patient ratings for Dr. Johnston average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Johnston has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (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: , bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Donald Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He works in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Murphey has indicated that his clinical interests include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphey accepts. 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. Dr. Murphey is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes 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.