We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Marble Falls, TX.

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Dr. Yasir Imtiaz Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Yasir Cheema's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheema include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Dr. Cheema attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cheema is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Prashanth Adapala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
810 W. Highway 71
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Prashanth Adapala practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Marble Falls, TX and Austin, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Adapala attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars, 2014, 2013; Austin Monthly Top Doctors; and Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Adapala is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Larynx Problems, Leukemia, Pelvic Problems, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Abnormal Bleeding, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Tanna Michelle Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
700 Hwy 281 North
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Tanna Thompson's area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines) and sports physicals. Dr. Thompson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Sports Physicals, Constipation, Asthma

Dr. Kimberly C Fehlis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
706 Avenue G
Marble Falls, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Fehlis' medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. For her residency, Dr. Fehlis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 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: , asthma

All Interests: Endotracheal Intubation, Depression, Circumcision, Failure to Thrive, Hypertension, Preventive ... (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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