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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 Tucson, AZ physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung problems. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has received the following distinction: Voted in "Best Doctors in America" McLemore Birdsong Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and Banner - University Medicine.

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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 is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Berry include asthma. Dr. Berry takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Sam has a special interest in pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. He attended medical school at Iran University of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. Dr. Sam honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a Tucson, AZ physician who specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). In Dr. Rischard's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He completed his residency training 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's medical specialty is vascular surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include endovascular procedures and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Dr. Montero is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

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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.