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

Dr. Jorge Velazco's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Velazco accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National University of San Marcos. For his residency, Dr. Velazco trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Velazco 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.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Round Rock, TX, Temple, TX, and Taylor, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salgado include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. 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. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Salgado attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. His distinctions 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. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Carl Boethel specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He 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. 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: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Juan Sanchez's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He 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. After attending CES University, Institute of Health Sciences for medical school, 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 distinction of Young Investigator Award: Chest. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanchez 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Jones honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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 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.

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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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Taylor, TX and Temple, TX. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yau completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He accepts 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, he speaks 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, 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. White performed his residency at Scott and 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 is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Petersen include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He is 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. Petersen accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Petersen attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In addition to English, Dr. Prince speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Prince attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prince takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Temple, TX and Cameron, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Beckendorf is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors 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

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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henderson honors. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Henderson's residency was performed 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's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He practices in Temple, TX. In Dr. Perez-Guerra's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders and lung problems. 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. He 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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; he sees patients in Temple, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Arroliga's training includes a residency program at Coney Island Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Arroliga 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.

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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 a Temple, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Jimenez 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. After completing medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine, he performed his 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. Shekhar Anant Ghamande, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shekhar Ghamande is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Ghamande has received the following distinction: Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University. Dr. Ghamande (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi. He 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. Veronica Brito, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Brito is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Brito's training includes a residency program at Long Island College Hospital. Her distinctions include: Chief Resident, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 2006-2007 and Young Investigator award semi-finalist, American College of Chest Physicians. In addition to English, Dr. Brito (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish and Portuguese.

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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.