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We found 34 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Jorge Velazco is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos and a graduate of Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center's residency program. He 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. Dr. Velazco's distinctions 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. Dr. Velazco is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Gonzalo Salgado specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Round Rock, TX, Temple, TX, and Taylor, TX. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Salgado is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salgado honors. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Salgado attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Salgado is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Sanchez is professionally 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. He attended CES University, Institute of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Young Investigator Award: Chest. Dr. Sanchez is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Peter Yau is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, 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. Dr. Yau is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. He speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. White is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Scott and White Healthcare for his residency.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petersen takes. 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. He has received the distinction of Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Petersen is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Prince is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She 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. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prince's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Medical Spanish.

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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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Temple, TX and Cameron, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Beckendorf include lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beckendorf is a graduate of 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Henderson attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology and practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Perez-Guerra has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders and lung problems. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Perez-Guerra studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

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 areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Arroliga is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. He completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Edgar Jimenez is an adult critical care specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Overlook Hospital for residency. Dr. Jimenez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Jimenez is 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Ghamande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ghamande has received professional recognition including the following: 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 medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brito (or staff) speaks the following languages: Medical Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Brito is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Her training includes a residency program at Long Island College Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brito accepts. She has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 2006-2007 and Young Investigator award semi-finalist, American College of Chest Physicians.

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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.