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We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass 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. 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. 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 is especially interested in lung cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barker has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His 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: Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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. 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. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Shide completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and carotid artery disease. 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training 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.

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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 sees patients in Arlington, TX, Bonham, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Johnston's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Farhan Ali is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include heart failure, angina, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Ali accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ali's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Dennis Doan's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Doan include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Doan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with 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, Edema, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amir Malik is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. Dr. Malik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He obtained his medical school training at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Malik 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 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 is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Watkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: allergy skin testing, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Watkins has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Cook Children's. He is accepting 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)

Dr. William Andrew Anderson, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 510
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. William Anderson is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Anderson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, lung tumor, lung problems

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

Dr. Bibas Reddy, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
800 W. Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Bibas Reddy works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Fort Worth, TX and Cleburne, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and psoriatic arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Reddy performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Reddy has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. Dr. Reddy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Edwin Brooks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Brooks practices general surgery in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Brooks's training includes a residency program at Howard University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung problems

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frood Eelani's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eelani's clinical interests include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Eelani honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Eelani speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, 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 Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rezaie's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, 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 Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Vasenius works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Vasenius is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Vasenius welcomes new patients.

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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. Mary Ann A Skiba, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
800 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mary Skiba practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Her clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Skiba takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has an open panel. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Disease, Leukemia, Antiphospholipid Antibody ... (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.