We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malik include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency 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, Dr. Malik attended Army Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Malik 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include 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. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He 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 Dr. Doan's 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 medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Ali is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ali completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Chakilam (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Chakilam's areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), heart attack, and pacemaker. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Fort Worth. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College and then she performed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chakilam's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skiba include 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. Dr. Skiba is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Skiba's hospital/clinic 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 general surgery specialist. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gunter include lipoma, lung cancer, and ulcers. Dr. Gunter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gunter is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Weatherford Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Hyperparathyroidism, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Soft Tissue ... (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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