We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Rowlett, TX.

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Dr. Jairo Rafael Olivares, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10-110 Waterview Parkway
Roulett, TX

Dr. Jairo Olivares, who practices in Garland, TX and Roulett, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), pituitary tumor surgery, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Olivares's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Oncology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Olivares studied medicine at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Olivares completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Olivares has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dong-Hi Anthony Yoon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7801 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 100
Rowlett, TX

Dr. Dong-Hi Yoon is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Yoon include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Yoon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Yoon is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Ewa Katarzyna Stewart, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2376 Lavon Drive; Suite 130
Garland, TX

Dr. Ewa Stewart is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. Dr. Stewart has a special interest in asthma and counseling services. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Stewart honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Counseling Services

Dr. Denise Angelette Johnson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 220
Rowlett, TX

Dr. Denise Johnson's specialty is family medicine. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: women's health issues, headache, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Patients gave Dr. Johnson an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Throat Problems, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2380 Firewheel Parkway; Suite 1100
Garland, TX

Dr. Richard Page's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Page include asthma and allergies. Dr. Page is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Page is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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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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