We found 3 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Arlington, TX.

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Dr. Oyeyemi Adetokunbo Fabuyi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
301 Highlander Boulevard; Suite 121
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and bronchiectasis. Dr. Fabuyi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fabuyi attended Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, bronchiectasis, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, lung abscess, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Bronchiectasis, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
902 West Randol Mill Road; Suite 200
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Baron Hamman specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Hamman's areas of expertise include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamman takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hamman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hamman is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
4300 Matlock Road; Suite 101
Arlington, TX
 

Mr. Leon Lee's specialty is acupuncture. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and hepatitis. On average, patients gave Mr. Lee a rating of 4.5 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 HMO. Mr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (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.
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