We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Amerigroup near Round Rock, TX.

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

Dr. Jason Fullmer practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Fullmer is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fullmer accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Beachler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature Babies

Dr. Heart Failure & Transplant Ernest A. Advanced Haeusslein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 302
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Haeusslein's specialties are adult cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Dr. Haeusslein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Haeusslein's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Mechanical Circulatory ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pooja Varshney sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Varshney's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Varshney has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. Her practice is open to 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 D Kayser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jackee Kayser's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Kayser is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kayser is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She has received the following distinction: 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 K Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He works in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among Dr. Murphey's clinical interests: bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Murphey has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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.
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