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We found 15 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Brandon, FL.

Dr. David Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
10817 Bloomingdale Avenue; Office of Dr. Rosenberg
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. David Rosenberg is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg include asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Allergies, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, Asthma

Dr. Sailesh Naresh Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
311 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Zanchi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Zanchi completed his residency training at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakesh Mohanlal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Anesthesiology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
402 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Shah practices adult critical care, anesthesiology, and sleep medicine in Plant City, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Dr. Shah graduated from Gujarat University and B.J. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Angel Martinez, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Pulmonology
311 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Martinez's specialty is adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Martinez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Arthur Edward Graves, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Graves, who practices in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Graves has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include lung problems. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graves accepts. He attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Graves trained at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Arrhythmias

Dr. Nathan Minh Do, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Do specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Do include pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Do honors. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Ivan Foster Ackerman, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
402 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Ackerman, who practices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Ackerman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Ackerman's professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital for residency. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ackerman 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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Thoracentesis, Pulse Oximetry, Smoking ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Hooker's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Hooker's clinical interests include intensive care and asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hooker honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Hooker attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. Jonathan Phillip Axel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
402 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Axel is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Axel completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
303 E Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Dade City, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Hamzah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Victor Zumpano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive, East Tower; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Zumpano is an internist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zumpano's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zumpano obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Venipuncture, Asthma, Ear ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Karen Baldwin practices general pediatrics in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Riverview, FL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Baldwin studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Baldwin completed a residency program at Palmetto Health Richland. Patient ratings for Dr. Baldwin average 4.0 stars out of 5. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
10817 Bloomingdale Avenue
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hotchkiss average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Hotchkiss attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Hotchkiss speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Manuel Enriquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Enriquez practices general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Enriquez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

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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.