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Dr. Jason James Fullmer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
4112 Links Lane; Suite 200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jason Fullmer specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Fullmer 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. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Fullmer's residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Swallowing Problems, Asthma, Aspiration, Chronic Cough

Dr. Danielle A Corrigan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4112 Links Lane; Suite 200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Danielle Beachler is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Beachler is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature Babies

Dr. Pooja Varshney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Pooja Varshney works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Varshney attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Varshney is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Skin Testing, Cough, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Medication, Education, Allergen ... (Read more)

Dr. Jackee Dawn Thornton Kayser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jackee Kayser is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kayser include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kayser takes. She has an open panel. Dr. Kayser graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kayser completed a residency program at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Food Allergy, Spirometry, Asthma, Medication, Community Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Dr. Murphey's areas of expertise include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

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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.