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

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

Dr. Jason Fullmer is a pediatric pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fullmer include cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. Dr. Fullmer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Fullmer is accepting 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 in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Beachler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics for residency. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Beachler welcomes 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
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 302
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Haeusslein is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients rated Dr. Haeusslein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Haeusslein is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Donald Murphey's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. He has a special interest in bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. 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, Dr. Murphey speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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

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

Dr. Pooja Varshney is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Varshney is accepting new patients. Dr. Varshney studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kayser include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kayser attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kayser welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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