We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Fort Worth, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.58 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
508 S Adams; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Oyeyemi Fabuyi is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Fort Worth, TX, Lakeworth, TX, and Arlington, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: syncope (fainting), aortic valve disease, and bronchiectasis. Dr. Fabuyi's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Fabuyi completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cardiom ... (Read more)

Dr Jeremy Paul Watkins MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 135
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Jeremy Watkins is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Watkins speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Watkins include enlarged turbinates, deviated septum, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor All Saints Medical Center, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Watkins is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Watkins welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Larynx Canc ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.68 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1315 6th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Frood Eelani practices general internal medicine in Fort Worth, TX. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Eelani's clinical interests include depression, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eelani accepts. Dr. Eelani attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Urinalysis, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
650 Saint Louis Avenue
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Adebola Olatunji sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Olatunji's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences and a graduate of The Dudley Group of Hospitals' residency program. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive P ... (Read more)

Dr Morvarid Rezaie DO
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1650 West Rosedale Street; Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Morvarid Rezaie is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Rezaie is conversant in Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Rezaie include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Rezaie is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth for her residency. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rezaie has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.
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