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

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

Dr. Jairo Olivares' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), pituitary tumor surgery, and vulvar cancer. Dr. Olivares takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Olivares attended the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Olivares's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Oncology.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yoon include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Yoon graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Yoon trained at Baylor University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Yoon welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Stewart focuses on asthma and counseling services. Patients gave Dr. Stewart an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stewart accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Stewart performed her residency at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center.

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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 specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Johnson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: women's health issues, headache, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Johnson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Richard Page's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Page has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He 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.