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We found 6 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' specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Olivares is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Patients rated Dr. Olivares highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Gavin Mark Melmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 100
Rowlett, TX

Dr. Gavin Melmed, who practices in Garland, TX and Rowlett, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer screening, and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Melmed is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Melmed an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic 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 medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Yoon's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Yoon attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass asthma and counseling services. Dr. Stewart has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include women's health issues, headache, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Lake Pointe Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts.

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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 works as an allergist/immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Page include asthma and allergies. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.