We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Grapevine, TX.

Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Vikas Aurora, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1631 Lancaster Drive; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Aurora is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Aurora is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Medical City North Hills, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Aurora is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Stacey Hatcher practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hatcher include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Hatcher attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Hatcher is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Cigna FocusIn.

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All Interests: Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, Hypertension, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Loren S Lasater, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 West College Street; Suite Ll10
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Loren Lasater is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, prostate problems, and menopause. Dr. Lasater takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.
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