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We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Open Access near Brandon, FL.

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

Dr. David Rosenberg's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Rosenberg's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Rosenberg attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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 areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah's clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes 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 A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zanchi 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. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include 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. Arthur Edward Graves, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Graves' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Sun City Center, FL and Brandon, FL. He is especially interested in lung problems. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Graves attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Do's areas of clinical interest consist of pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 is a pulmonologist. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ackerman include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. 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. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Ackerman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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 areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hooker include intensive care and asthma. Dr. Hooker is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. 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. Dr. Hooker's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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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 physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. 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. After attending 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 is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital, Dr. Hamzah attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Hamzah 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 a general internist. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Zumpano attended Ross University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

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

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

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Dr. Hotchkiss's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Hotchkiss include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Hotchkiss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Hotchkiss is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Karen Baldwin is a pediatrician. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital. She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Baldwin trained at Palmetto Health Richland for her residency. Dr. Baldwin's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Pedro Enriquez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Enriquez takes. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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.