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

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

Dr. Carl Boethel's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Boethel attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Shirley Jones' specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Jones accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prince studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Prince trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Yau accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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, he speaks Cantonese. He is 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. Yasir Imtiaz Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Yasir Cheema is an adult pulmonology specialist in Temple, TX, Marble Falls, TX, and Llano, TX. His clinical interests include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Cheema is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College and a graduate of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Obrien obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Obrien include: 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 professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 Temple, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Arroliga trained at Coney Island Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Arroliga include: 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 professionally 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. Shekhar A Ghamande, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shekhar Ghamande specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ghamande studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University. Dr. Ghamande (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Ammar Alqaid is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Temple, TX. He attended the University of Basrah College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alqaid accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is 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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