We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Waco, TX.

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Dr. Shirley Fong Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Waco Hillcrest Medical Office Building Ii
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Shirley Jones' areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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.

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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. Carl David Boethel, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Carl Boethel practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Boethel attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Boethel is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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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
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Whitney Prince is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Prince completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Prince speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia

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

Dr. Heath Douglas White, MS, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Heath White is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. Dr. White honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. He is 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. Shekhar A Ghamande, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

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

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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
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, 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. Dr. Sanchez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from CES University, Institute of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Young Investigator Award: Chest. Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. William Petersen's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Petersen's areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Petersen attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

Dr. Marcia Heather Henderson, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Henderson is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Waco, TX. Dr. Henderson is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She 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 attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Biopsy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. Malvika Sagar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Building Ii, Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Malvika Sagar practices pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Sagar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her residency was performed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Most Dedicated Resident in Pediatric Residency Program Award. Dr. Sagar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Premature ... (Read more)

Dr. Dominic Dung Nguyen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Dominic Nguyen is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Waco, TX. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Nguyen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Hitesh B Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Hitesh Singh practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Singh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He speaks Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , non-small cell lung cancer

All Interests: Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Esophageal Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2201 Macarthur Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Srinivasan works as a general pediatrician in Waco, TX. Dr. Srinivasan 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. Before performing her residency at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/National Capital Consortium, Dr. Srinivasan attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Abscess

Dr. Samuel David Clark, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard, Office Building Ii; Suite 200
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Clark practices general pediatrics in Waco, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Clark at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clark accepts. Dr. Clark graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars; Appointed Lifetime Ambassador of UNTHSC; and Student of the Year for HPU Biology Department 1995-1998. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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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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