We found 33 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Jorge Francisco Velazco, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Velazco's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Velazco is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. His residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Physician of the Year, Saint Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff, CA; Best Third Year Resident, Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY, Academic year, 2000-2001; and Best Intern of the Year, Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY, Academic year 1998-1999. In addition to English, Dr. Velazco speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Dr. Shirley Fong Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shirley Jones' specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has received the following distinctions: Invited participant, American College of Chest Physicians Academic Leadership Development Program; Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society; and Diversity Travel Award, Sleep Research Network, Bethesda, Maryland. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin ... (Read more)

Dr. Gonzalo Alenjandro Salgado-Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gonzalo Salgado specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Salgado is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Dr. Salgado's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received distinctions including Magna cum Laude, Universidad Central de Venezuela; Luis Razetti Award, Luis Razetti School of Medicine; and Lorenzo Campins y Ballester Award, Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Carl Boethel specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Boethel is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Boethel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Whitney Shea Prince, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Whitney Prince works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. She speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Prince is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her professional training, Dr. Prince completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Prince is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia

All Interests: Transbronchial Biopsy, Ultrasound, Pneumonia, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Sepsis, Thoracentesis

Dr. Peter Yau, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Peter Yau specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Yau takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Yau's medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Biopsy, Tracheostomy, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Heath Douglas White, MS, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Heath White specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. White is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Airway Stent Placement, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Veronica Brito, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Veronica Brito is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. She works in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brito's residency was performed at Long Island College Hospital. She has received distinctions including Chief Resident, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, 2006-2007 and Young Investigator award semi-finalist, American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Brito (or staff) speaks the following languages: Medical Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Brito is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Enuresis, Insomnia

Dr. Shekhar A Ghamande, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shekhar Ghamande is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ghamande studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Best attending physician," Department of Medicine, West Virginia University. In addition to English, Dr. Ghamande (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Ghamande is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Emphysema, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Dr. Juan F Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Juan Sanchez is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Sanchez attended CES University, Institute of Health Sciences for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Young Investigator Award: Chest. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Airway Stent Placement, Transbronchial Biopsy, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. William G Petersen, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. William Petersen is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Petersen include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Petersen attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Petersen has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Francisco Perez-Guerra, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Perez-Guerra practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology in Temple, TX. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez-Guerra's areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders and lung problems. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Perez-Guerra attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Jeana D OBrien, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jeana Obrien practices adult pulmonology in Temple, TX. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Obrien graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for her residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Obrien's distinctions include: Service Excellence Award for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Governor, State of Texas for American College of Chest Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Emphysema

Dr. Yasir Imtiaz Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Yasir Cheema is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Dr. Cheema attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Cheema honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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

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

Dr. Richard Calvin Beckendorf, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Beckendorf is an intensivist and pulmonologist in Temple, TX and Cameron, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Beckendorf include lung problems. Dr. Beckendorf is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Edgar J Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Edgar Jimenez is an adult critical care specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Jimenez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Jimenez is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Overlook Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Stroke, Acute Respiratory Failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, ... (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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