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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Deland, FL.

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncologist and hematologist. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sharma completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sharma accepts 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: , lung cancer

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Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. 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. Dr. Visvalingam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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Dr. Rene Cabeza, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Rene Cabeza's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation, Dr. Cabeza performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabeza accepts.

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Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega is a hematologist and oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Ortega average 4.5 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Ortega attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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Dr. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nair accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nair attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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Dr. Gizelle M Mery, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 N . Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Gizelle Mery is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Mery honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Mery is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
750 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Edwards practices general internal medicine in Deland, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Edwards attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school. Dr. Edwards is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Harichand accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Godson Oguchi is an adult infectious disease specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. 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. Oguchi is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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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.