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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 oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patient ratings for Dr. Sharma average 4.5 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. Sharma accepts.

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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 areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients 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. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Visvalingam is 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 is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Cabeza is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended Juan N. Corpas University Foundation for medical school and subsequently trained at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residency. Patients rated Dr. Cabeza highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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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 works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ortega accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish. 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. 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. He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Nair honors 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 Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is 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 sees patients in Deland, FL and Orange City, FL. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She honors 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 New York Medical College and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mery speaks Spanish. Dr. Mery is 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Deland, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Edwards honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For his residency, Dr. Edwards trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Harichand is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. He graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.