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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenberg is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests: asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. 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: , 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 specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology and practices in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Zanchi's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Zanchi studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For his professional training, Dr. Zanchi completed a residency program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zanchi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zanchi 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: , 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 is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Dr. Graves's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in lung problems. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Graves trained at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Arrhythmias

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

Dr. Ivan Ackerman is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Patients gave Dr. Ackerman an average rating of 2.5 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. Ackerman takes. Dr. Ackerman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Nathan Do works as a pulmonologist. His clinical interests encompass pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Do honors 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 Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Do's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Thomas Hooker, who practices in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and asthma. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Hooker graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient ratings for Dr. Hooker average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hooker takes 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

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 an adult pulmonology specialist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Axel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Axel's professional 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Hamzah attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Zumpano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Zumpano completed his residency training 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)

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. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among Dr. Hotchkiss's clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hotchkiss is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Baldwin studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at Palmetto Health Richland for her residency. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Baldwin 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: , 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 works as a general internist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Dr. Enriquez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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.