We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver near Killeen, TX.

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Dr. Veronica Brito, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Brito practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Brito (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Medical Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She completed her residency training at Long Island College Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 2006-2007 and Young Investigator award semi-finalist, American College of Chest Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Enuresis, Insomnia

Dr. Sherronda Olivia Henderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2207 South Clear Creek Road; Suite 101, Ledger and Smith Professional Building
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Sherronda Henderson is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She works in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Henderson is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at John Sealy Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Kidney Problems, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehul Kirit Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mehul Patel practices radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer

Dr. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2207 South Clear Creek Road; Suite 101, Ledger and Smith Professional Building
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Bansal is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. His residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Bansal has received the following distinction: Third prize for oral presentation at the Internal Medicine Research Day, Scott & White Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Lung Cancer, Anemia, Colorectal Cancer, ... (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.
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