We found 18 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
3501 Johnson Street; Third Floor
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Luis Alvarez works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Alvarez is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, he 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. Charles P. Shenker, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 208
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Charles Shenker is a general practitioner, pulmonologist, and preventive medicine specialist. Dr. Shenker honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Waddah Allaf is a pulmonologist in Miami, FL, North Miami Beach, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allaf takes. Dr. Allaf has an open panel. Dr. Allaf attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Juan Martinez sees patients in Hollywood, FL and Miramar, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Martinez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Martinez include: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Third Year Clinical Fellowship Award; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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

Dr. Alvaro Visbal-Ventura works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Hollywood, FL and Miramar, FL. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Visbal-Ventura obtained his medical school training at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Dennis O'Leary is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in North Miami Beach, FL and Miami, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Leary attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Lance A Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third Floor
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Lance Cohen is a Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Cohen accepts 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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

Dr. Galia Napchan Pomerantz is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Napchan Pomerantz focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Napchan Pomerantz has received the distinction of American Thoracic Society Travel Award Grant.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Alterbaum studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Alterbaum's training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. 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.

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

Dr. Herschel Scher is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scher include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Scher accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Groote Schuur Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 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. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. Dr. Simon is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Simon's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Braver is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Braver graduated from Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Braver's training includes a residency program at Shands HealthCare. His professional 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, he performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Patient ratings for Dr. Rub average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rub is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4060 B Sheridan Street; Suite B, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Gup practices adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Gup completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Carlos Santos' specialty is adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Santos attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
21355 E Dixie Highway; Suite 102
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Kamal Anjum works as an intensivist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Anjum is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and Nishtar Medical College. He speaks Hindi-Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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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