We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Waco, TX.

Dr. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, 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. Juan Fernando Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, 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
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Waco Hillcrest Medical Office Building Ii
Waco, 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. Heath Douglas White, MS, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, 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
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, 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. Whitney Shea Prince, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, 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
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, 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. Shekhar Anant Ghamande, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, 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. Malvika Sagar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Building Ii, Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Malvika Sagar is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. After completing medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College, she performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sagar honors. She has received the following distinction: Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature ... (Read more)

Dr. Hitesh Bhrigunath Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Hitesh Singh specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Tyler, TX, Waco, TX, and Temple, TX. Dr. Singh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Singh attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Tamil and Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , non-small cell lung cancer

All Interests: Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Esophageal Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dominic Dung Nguyen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Dominic Nguyen practices radiation oncology in Waco, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Nguyen attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel David Clark, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard, Office Building Ii; Suite 200
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Clark practices general pediatrics in Waco, TX. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Clark's clinical interests encompass asthma. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Clark's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars; Appointed Lifetime Ambassador of UNTHSC; and Student of the Year for HPU Biology Department 1995-1998. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Priyadarshini Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2201 Macarthur Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Srinivasan works as a general pediatrician. She takes 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 Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/National Capital Consortium. Dr. Srinivasan is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Abscess

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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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