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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Fullmer 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. Dr. Fullmer is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice 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 physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beachler accepts. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Varshney is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Varshney studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Varshney completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in 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 Dawn Thornton Kayser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jackee Kayser works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kayser include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and medication. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kayser studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kayser trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Kayser has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kayser's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murphey include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Murphey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Murphey is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is accepting 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.