We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Weatherford, TX.

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Dr. Amir Zulfikar Malik, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
924 Foster Lane
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Texas Health Fort Worth. 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. He studied medicine at Army Medical College. Dr. Malik's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
920 Hilltop Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan sees patients in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, pericarditis, and syncope (fainting). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doan accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Doan is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Farhan Ali, MA, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
941 Hilltop
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Farhan Ali is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. 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. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Ali completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Nuclear Stress Test, Adenosine Stress Test, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Srujana Chakilam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
941 Hilltop
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Srujana Chakilam sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Chakilam trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Clinical interests for Dr. Chakilam include stent placement (stenting), heart attack, and pacemaker. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chakilam accepts. Dr. Chakilam (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chakilam's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Nuclear Stress Test, Adenosine Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ann A Skiba, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology
920 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Mary Skiba practices adult hematology in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Dr. Skiba graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: liver disease, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and myeloma. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Disease, Leukemia, Antiphospholipid Antibody ... (Read more)

Dr. Amelia Ann Birkner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
914 Foster Lane
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Gunter is a Weatherford, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gunter include lipoma, lung cancer, and ulcers. Dr. Gunter is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Gunter completed her residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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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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