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We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana near Waxahachie, TX.

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

Dr. Rohit Parmar sees patients in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Corsicana, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Parmar attended the University of Bristol Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Parmar speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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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 Colin Moreland, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2400 North I-35e
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Moreland is a family practitioner in Midlothian, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Dr. Moreland's clinical interests include adolescent issues, asthma, and preventive care. 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 the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. James Thomison specializes in family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among Dr. Thomison's clinical interests: diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Thomison is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. James Choi works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Choi's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Binu Nair is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nair graduated from Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). Dr. Nair (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Haley Wagner works as a pediatrician. Dr. Wagner graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass asthma, preventive care, and tuberculosis (TB) testing. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wagner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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.