We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Weatherford, TX.

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

Dr. Farhan Ali works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include heart failure, angina, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Ali's professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Ali completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Pulmonary Hypertension, Endometriosis, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dennis Doan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. His clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Doan's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Doan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
941 Hilltop
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Malik's areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Mary Skiba sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Skiba is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital 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 Gunter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
914 Foster Lane
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Gunter's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Gunter's areas of expertise include lipoma, lung cancer, and ulcers. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at Scott and White Healthcare for her residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Hyperparathyroidism, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

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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.