We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana near Waxahachie, TX.

Dr. Stephen B Johnston, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1405 W Jefferson
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Johnston specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnston honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Johnston graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Rohit J Parmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Rohit Parmar works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Parmar a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Parmar include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Dallas Diagnostic Association. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Parmar attended medical school at the University of Bristol Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew C Moreland, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Moreland is a family medicine physician in Midlothian, TX and Waxahachie, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: adolescent issues, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Moreland is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Tuberculosis Testing, Allergies, Preventive Care, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. James Choi sees patients in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choi include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Choi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean. Dr. Choi is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. James Thomison's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomison include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Thomison average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomison takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Blue Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Tuberculosis Testing, Allergies, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Binu S Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Binu Nair's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Malayalam. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). He honors 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: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Haley Elyse Wagner, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
505 N Highway 77; Suite 200
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Haley Wagner's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Wagner average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wagner's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, preventive care, and tuberculosis (TB) testing. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wagner studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Tuberculosis Testing, Asthma, Preventive Care

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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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