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We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver near Killeen, TX.

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

Dr. Veronica Brito's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. Dr. Brito has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 2006-2007 and Young Investigator award semi-finalist, American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Brito (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Brito is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). On average, patients gave Dr. Henderson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Henderson attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Henderson completed a residency program at John Sealy Hospital.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Killeen, TX and Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Patel graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Bansal has received the distinction of Third prize for oral presentation at the Internal Medicine Research Day, Scott & White Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bansal is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Andrew Gbenga Faniku, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3801 Scott and White Drive
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Faniku's specialty is general pediatrics. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Faniku takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Faniku attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Provider of The Year award, United Medical Centers, Del Rio, TX. Dr. Faniku (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Medical Spanish and Yoruba.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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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.