We found 22 pulmonologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Aventura, FL.

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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Visbal attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvarez include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Alvarez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Alvarez's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Hollywood, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Scher's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Scher's residency was performed at Groote Schuur Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Allergy Society of South Africa/Glaxo Traveling Scholarship; South Florida Super Doctors; and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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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 is a general practitioner, pulmonologist, and preventive medicine specialist in Aventura, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shenker accepts. He graduated from 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 specializes in adult pulmonology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allaf honors. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Allaf is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Baldev Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Baldev Singh is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Singh attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Juan Martinez, who practices in Hollywood, FL and Miramar, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. 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 attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received distinctions including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Third Year Clinical Fellowship Award; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Martinez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Ramirez is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ramirez is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mario Rub specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rub average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rub's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rub honors. He graduated from National University of San Marcos. His residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Rub speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Torres-Ramirez graduated from Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Galia Napchan Pomerantz works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Hollywood, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Napchan Pomerantz performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Thoracic Society Travel Award Grant.

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

Dr. Robert Alterbaum practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Alterbaum's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. For his residency, Dr. Alterbaum trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He speaks French.

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

Dr. Kamal Anjum is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Hollywood, FL and Aventura, FL. He is conversant in Hindi-Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Anjum is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and Nishtar Medical College. 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.

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

Dr. Lance Cohen practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Cohen is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohen 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, 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 an adult critical care specialist, primary care doctor, and adult pulmonologist in Palmetto Bay, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simon include sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Simon has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Howard Braver practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) in Hollywood, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Braver average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Braver attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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.