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We found 18 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 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

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. 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. 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 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)

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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)

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)

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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 specialist. Her clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie is an in-network provider for 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 her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth's residency program. Dr. Rezaie has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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)

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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include heart bypass surgery (CABG), carotid artery disease, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Anderson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Fort Worth, TX and Cleburne, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Reddy has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Michael Brooks sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. His professional 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: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung problems

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Excisional Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frood Eelani is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eelani include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Eelani 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. Dr. Eelani is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eelani's office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Mohamad D Saad, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Urgent Care
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mohamad Saad's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and urgent care; he sees patients in Arlington, TX and Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: inguinal hernia, thyroid cancer, and umbilical hernia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Garden City Hospital, Dr. Saad attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Saad welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ann A Skiba, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mary Skiba is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Skiba's areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. 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. Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She is open to new patients.

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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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Vasenius specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Vasenius's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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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.