We found 9 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Shirley Jones is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Jones accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her distinctions include: 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. Dr. Jones is 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. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Carl Boethel is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boethel graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Boethel is 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, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. 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, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Whitney Prince sees patients in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is conversant in Medical Spanish. Dr. Prince is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prince completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Shekhar Ghamande's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghamande honors. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Ghamande has received the distinction of Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University. In addition to English, Dr. Ghamande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Cheema honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cheema obtained his medical school training at Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

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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 practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Obrien is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Obrien attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Service Excellence Award for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Governor, State of Texas for American College of Chest Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Emphysema

Dr. Alejandro C Arroliga, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Alejandro Arroliga is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arroliga honors. Dr. Arroliga's medical residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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. In addition to English, Dr. Arroliga speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Ammar Alqaid is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. After attending the University of Basrah College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Dr. Alqaid is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Alqaid is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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.
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