We found 3 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Marble Falls, TX.

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Dr. Yasir Imtiaz Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
810 Tx-71w.
Marble Falls, TX

Dr. Yasir Cheema practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX, Marble Falls, TX, and Llano, TX. Dr. Cheema's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Dr. Cheema attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Prashanth Adapala, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
810 Tx-71w.
Marble Falls, TX

Dr. Prashanth Adapala, who practices in Marble Falls, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Adapala is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and Osmania Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars, 2014, 2013; Austin Monthly Top Doctors; and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Adapala is conversant in Telugu.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Larynx Problems, Leukemia, Pelvic Problems, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Abnormal Bleeding, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly C Fehlis, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
706 Avenue G
Marble Falls, TX

Dr. Kimberly Fehlis specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Marble Falls, TX. Dr. Fehlis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for her residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Endotracheal Intubation, Depression, Circumcision, Failure to Thrive, Hypertension, Preventive ... (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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