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We found 27 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay Carelink HMO near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Mario Jose Mangas, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9200 Sw 72nd Street; Building 4 Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Mangas, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Mangas is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Mangas average 4.0 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mangas has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana Maria Lamas, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology, Internal Medicine
2000 Sw 27 Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Lamas sees patients in Miami, FL. Her medical specialties are allergy and immunology. Her areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Lamas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lamas's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lamas is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 209
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Ubals's practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ubals accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Ubals attended Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela for medical school. Dr. Ubals has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

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1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez Galvis include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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 attended medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Martinez Galvis completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung Problems, Chest ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 311
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell specializes in primary care and adult allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Martell's clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Martell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Adriana Maria Maria Del Valle Bonansea-Frances Bonansea Frances, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Adriana Bonansea-Frances is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonansea-Frances include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Bonansea-Frances takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bonansea-Frances graduated from National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Margarita Liliana Taboas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7800 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite C-350
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Taboas is a pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Taboas include obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and acne. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at UNC Hospitals for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Taboas speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Preventive Care, Acne, Obesity, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael P Pacin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Pacin's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Pacin's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pacin trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Pacin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 Street; Suite 50 & 51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto is a general internist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Prieto is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Rolando Alex Nunez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Nunez is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Miami, FL and Miami Lakes, FL. His areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nunez honors. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Nunez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Vicente A Chavarria , MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7400 N Kendall Drive; Suite 309
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Vicente Chavarria practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chavarria include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chavarria is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Allergies, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Mark Phillip Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 209
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mark Young practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Young has indicated that his clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. 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. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Young has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62 Avenue; Floor 3 Brain Institute
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Jayakar attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Jayakar's clinical interests: bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jayakar include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Alexis Pena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8600 Sw 92nd Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Pena's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pena include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Pena attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for 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: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell Disease, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bassem George Chahine, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
8740 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 215
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Bassem Chahine, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Chahine is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Sisters of Charity Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), acne, and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chahine (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Allergies, Food Allergy, Acne, Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Carlos Miguel Marill, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5975 Sunset Drive; Penthouse 802
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Marill's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Marill's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marill honors. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, ... (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.