We found 32 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Temple, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Velazco obtained his medical school training at National University of San Marcos and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His 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. 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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 is a graduate of Luis Razetti School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. 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 speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Shirley Jones' medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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 professional recognition including the following: 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. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Taylor, TX and Temple, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yau attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is 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. Veronica Brito, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Brito specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brito is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Brito trained at Long Island College Hospital. 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. Dr. Brito (or staff) speaks the following languages: Medical Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Enuresis, Insomnia

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 is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Heath White is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. White is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. William Petersen works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Petersen has indicated that his clinical interests include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Petersen has received the following distinction: 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prince trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in 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. Juan F Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Juan Sanchez works as an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Sanchez has received the distinction of Young Investigator Award: Chest. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Airway Stent Placement, Transbronchial Biopsy, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

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. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez-Guerra include sleep disorders and lung problems. Dr. Perez-Guerra is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez-Guerra accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Edgar Jimenez is an adult critical care specialist. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Jimenez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and residency at Overlook Hospital. Dr. Jimenez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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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. Jeana D OBrien, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jeana Obrien is a pulmonologist. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Obrien attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received distinctions including Service Excellence Award for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Governor, State of Texas for American College of Chest Physicians. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Emphysema

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

Dr. Shekhar Ghamande's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ghamande is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. He 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. Dr. Ghamande is professionally 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cheema include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. Dr. Cheema accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College and a graduate of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beckendorf include lung problems. Dr. Beckendorf is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Beckendorf is in-network for 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: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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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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