We found 10 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease near Temple, TX.

Dr. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Carl Boethel, who practices in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boethel honors. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Boethel speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2301 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Yau is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. In addition to English, Dr. Yau speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Shirley Fong Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shirley Jones sees patients in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. Her medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones has received distinctions including Invited participant, American College of Chest Physicians Academic Leadership Development Program; Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society; and Diversity Travel Award, Sleep Research Network, Bethesda, Maryland. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin ... (Read more)

Dr. Whitney Shea Prince, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Whitney Prince is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Prince attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Prince speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Transbronchial Biopsy, Pneumonia, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Sepsis, Thoracentesis

Dr. Alejandro Cristobal Arroliga, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 South 31st Street; Division of Pulmonary & Critic
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Alejandro Arroliga sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Arroliga completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Arroliga takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award "Pulmonary Disease" The Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Selected in "Best Doctors in America", 1998, 2004, 2006-2014; and Selected in "America's Top Doctors", 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Acute Respiratory Failure, Emphysema, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress ... (Read more)

Dr. Shekhar Anant Ghamande, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shekhar Ghamande is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Ghamande accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University. In addition to English, Dr. Ghamande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Ghamande is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Emphysema, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Dr. Yasir Imtiaz Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Yasir Cheema, who practices in Temple, TX, Marble Falls, TX, and Llano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheema obtained his medical school training at Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Cheema is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Jeana D OBrien, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jeana Obrien works as an adult pulmonologist in Temple, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Obrien takes. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Service Excellence Award for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Governor, State of Texas for American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Obrien is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Emphysema

Dr. Nicole Susanne Swofford, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1402 West Avenue H
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Nicole Swofford practices family medicine in Terrell, TX, Dallas, TX, and Temple, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Swofford include menopause, thyroid problems, and migraine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Swofford is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Blue Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Ammar Abdullah Alqaid, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ammar Alqaid, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alqaid attended medical school at the University of Basrah College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Diabetes, Electrocardiogram, Anemia, Stroke, Emphysema, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.