We found 33 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Jorge Velazco sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at National University of San Marcos and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Velazco is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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

Dr. Gonzalo Salgado is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Salgado accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Salgado completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Salgado has received professional recognition including the following: 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 speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Intensive Care, ... (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, lung cancer, pneumonia

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

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung Disease, 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 medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. White is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. 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. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Airway Stent Placement, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Brito is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Long Island College Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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 the following foreign languages: Medical Spanish and Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Enuresis, Insomnia

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, acute respiratory distress syndrome

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

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

Dr. Juan Sanchez, who practices in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. Dr. Sanchez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the following distinction: Young Investigator Award: Chest. Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Airway Stent Placement, Transbronchial Biopsy, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Petersen is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Petersen is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Petersen attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. 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 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. Francisco Perez-Guerra, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Perez-Guerra, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders and lung problems. Dr. Perez-Guerra 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 studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Perez-Guerra speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

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. 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: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Richard Beckendorf works as an intensivist and pulmonologist in Temple, TX and Cameron, TX. His clinical interests include lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Beckendorf attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Edgar Jimenez is a physician who specializes in adult critical care. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Overlook Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Jimenez (or staff) speaks 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)

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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.
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