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We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver near Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Mark Allen Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1501 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Mark Brown is a pediatric pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Voted in "Best Doctors in America" McLemore Birdsong Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Cristine Elizabeth Berry, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Cristine Berry works as a pulmonologist. Dr. Berry has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Berry is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Afshin Reza Sam, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1501 N Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Afshin Sam, who practices in Tucson, AZ, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Sam is conversant in Persian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. He attended medical school at Iran University of Medical Sciences. He trained at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury for residency. Dr. Sam honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Franz Paul Rischard, DO
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Franz Rischard works as a pulmonologist in Tucson, AZ. He is especially interested in asthma. Dr. Rischard accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his professional training, Dr. Rischard completed a residency program at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Miguel F Montero, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Miguel Montero works as a vascular surgeon in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Montero's areas of clinical interest consist of endovascular procedures and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. He is a graduate of the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Arizona Health Sciences Center's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Endovascular Disease, Dialysis, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Endovascular Procedures

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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.