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Dr. Amir Zulfikar Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
924 Foster Lane
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Army Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Malik's areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Malik has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
920 Hilltop Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan, who practices in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Doan is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, pericarditis, and syncope (fainting). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Doan speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Edema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farhan Ali, MA, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
941 Hilltop
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Farhan Ali specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. These areas are among Dr. Ali's clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ali attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ali has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Nuclear Stress Test, Adenosine Stress Test, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Srujana Chakilam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
941 Hilltop
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Srujana Chakilam is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), heart attack, and pacemaker. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chakilam honors. She is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Chakilam completed her residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Chakilam (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Fort Worth. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Nuclear Stress Test, Adenosine Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ann A Skiba, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Mary Skiba sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Her medical specialty is adult hematology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skiba include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Skiba is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Disease, Leukemia, Antiphospholipid Antibody ... (Read more)

Dr. Amelia Ann Birkner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
914 Foster Lane
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Gunter's specialty is general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, lung cancer, and ulcers. She is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gunter studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at Scott and White Healthcare for her residency. Dr. Gunter is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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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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