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 Temple, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He 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. Dr. Velazco graduated from National University of San Marcos. He completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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, Dr. Velazco speaks Spanish.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He 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. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Boethel is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Gonzalo Alenjandro Salgado-Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gonzalo Salgado's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Round Rock, TX, Temple, TX, and Taylor, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Salgado's 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, he 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. Juan Fernando Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Juan Sanchez works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He honors 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 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. Dr. Sanchez has received the distinction of Young Investigator Award: Chest. Dr. Sanchez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. 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. She practices in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Jones honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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. She 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. 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 obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Yau honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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, 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works 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. White honors. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. White trained at Scott and White Healthcare. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & 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. William G Petersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. William Petersen's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Petersen is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. 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. Dr. Petersen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. Richard Calvin Beckendorf, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Beckendorf's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Beckendorf graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include lung problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Beckendorf is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Whitney Prince is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Prince is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes 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 Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Prince attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia

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

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

Dr. Marcia Henderson is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Waco, TX and Temple, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henderson takes. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Henderson completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Henderson is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: 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 Temple, TX physician who specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Perez-Guerra speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders and lung problems. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. 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 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 Jose 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jimenez takes. Dr. Jimenez graduated from the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Overlook Hospital. 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)

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, who practices in Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Arroliga trained at Coney Island Hospital for his residency. His distinctions include: 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, 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. Shekhar Anant Ghamande, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shekhar Ghamande specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ghamande graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University. Dr. Ghamande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Ghamande 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. Veronica Brito, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Brito practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Brito accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. 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. 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.
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