We found 21 pulmonologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Aventura, FL.

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Dr. Luis Manuel Alvarez Gonzales, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Luis Alvarez is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, Dr. Alvarez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, Dr. Alvarez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Herschel Scher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Department of Pediatric Pulmonology
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Herschel Scher's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Scher's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He attended medical school at South Africa. For his professional training, Dr. Scher completed residency programs at Groote Schuur Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Scher is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Allergy Society of South Africa/Glaxo Traveling Scholarship; South Florida Super Doctors; and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
18100 Ne 19th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Waddah Allaf is an adult pulmonology specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Allaf attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Allaf is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Charles P. Shenker, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 208
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Charles Shenker works as a general practitioner, adult pulmonologist, and preventive medicine specialist in Aventura, FL. Dr. Shenker is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Alvaro Efrain Visbal Ventura, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alvaro Visbal works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Visbal attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Visbal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Juan C Martinez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Pulmonary Department
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Juan Martinez is a pediatric pulmonologist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for his residency. Dr. Martinez has received professional recognition including the following: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Third Year Clinical Fellowship Award; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Jose Fernando Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2500 E Hallandale Boulevard; Suite 211, Primary Office
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Jose Ramirez's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Ramirez's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stefanie Julissa Torres Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; 3rd Floor
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Stefanie Torres-Ramirez is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Dr. Torres-Ramirez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Lance A Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Lance Cohen is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His distinctions include: 'Fire Starter' award for physician leadership - Memorial Healthcare System; Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award; and NIH award # HLO7317-24, Total Support for period $ 360. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1380 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 100, Primary Office
N. Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Dennis O'Leary is an adult pulmonologist in North Miami Beach, FL and Miami, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. O'Leary attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Leary is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Leary is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Galia D Napchan Pomerantz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Galia Napchan Pomerantz is a Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Napchan Pomerantz is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Napchan Pomerantz accepts. She has received the distinction of American Thoracic Society Travel Award Grant. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Napchan Pomerantz is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Robert A Alterbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Memorial Regional Hospital - Department of Critical Care
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Robert Alterbaum's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Alterbaum speaks French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Leonard Simon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Simon specializes in adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology and practices in Palmetto Bay, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Simon attended medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. Dr. Simon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Simon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
3700 Washington Street; Suite 500, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Howard Braver specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Braver attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Mario Rub, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
20776 W. Dixie Highway
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Mario Rub is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Aventura, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Rub accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from National University of San Marcos. For his residency, Dr. Rub trained at Miami Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16855 Ne 2nd Avenue; Suite 302 A
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Santos works as an adult pulmonologist in North Miami Beach, FL. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Santos attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Santos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Santos's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.
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