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

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

Dr. Neeraj Sharma's areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sharma takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Indira Gandhi Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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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. Dr. Visvalingam is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Dr. Cabeza attended medical school at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Ortega speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Ortega's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He 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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Dr. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nair attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Deland, FL and Orange City, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mery attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Samuel Edwards' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Edwards attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards takes. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She 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. Harichand graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. Dr. Harichand is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Godson Oguchi specializes in adult infectious disease. He graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oguchi takes. Dr. Oguchi is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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.
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