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We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier 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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Jorge Francisco Velazco, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Velazco specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended National University of San Marcos for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Velazco has received include Physician of the Year, Saint Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff, CA; Best Third Year Resident, Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY, Academic year, 2000-2001; and Best Intern of the Year, Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY, Academic year 1998-1999. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Dr. Gonzalo Alenjandro Salgado-Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gonzalo Salgado sees patients in Round Rock, TX, Temple, TX, and Taylor, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salgado include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Salgado accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Salgado trained at Temple University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Salgado include: Magna cum Laude, Universidad Central de Venezuela; Luis Razetti Award, Luis Razetti School of Medicine; and Lorenzo Campins y Ballester Award, Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Salgado speaks Spanish. Dr. Salgado is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Juan Fernando Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Juan Sanchez is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in San Antonio, TX, Temple, TX, and Waco, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Sanchez attended medical school at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez has received the distinction of Young Investigator Award: Chest. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Transbronchial Biopsy, Interstitial Lung Disease, Interventional ... (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 accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jones 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. 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. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2301 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau, who practices in Taylor, TX and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, 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. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Yau attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Heath Douglas White, MS, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Heath White's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. Dr. White is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. White attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Bronchoscopy, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. William G Petersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. William Petersen's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Petersen is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Petersen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Whitney Prince works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prince honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Prince is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia

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

Dr. Richard Calvin Beckendorf, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Beckendorf specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Temple, TX and Cameron, TX. In Dr. Beckendorf's practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. 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. Beckendorf graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Marcia Heather Henderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Henderson practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Waco, TX and Temple, TX. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Henderson completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. Francisco Perez-Guerra, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Perez-Guerra is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Temple, TX. His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders and lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Perez-Guerra attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Perez-Guerra has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Edgar Jose Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Edgar Jimenez works as an adult critical care specialist in Temple, TX. Dr. Jimenez is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Overlook Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jimenez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Stroke, Acute Respiratory Failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arroliga's medical residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Arroliga speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary hypertension

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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ghamande (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Ghamande is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, acute respiratory distress syndrome

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

Dr. Veronica Brito, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Brito's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. Dr. Brito has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 2006-2007 and Young Investigator award semi-finalist, American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Brito (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Brito is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Enuresis, Insomnia

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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.