We found 24 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Deltona, FL.

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Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ahuja has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at GSVM Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Ahuja trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Kevin Scanlon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Edward Scanlon specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Scanlon obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patient ratings for Dr. Scanlon average 3.0 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. Scanlon accepts. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Travis Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika Madaan Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Verma specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Verma attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Hilary Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Bowman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Bowman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He takes 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 problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ratan Kumar Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is an adult cardiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 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. Ahuja accepts. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, 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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath Kochumohammed Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
765 Image Way
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kunjumoideen is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, 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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Don Steinbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 242
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Steinbaum sees patients in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Steinbaum average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Steinbaum is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilberto Lester M. Mariano Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue. Dr. Lopez studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, 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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, 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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Weber Iacobelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 242
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Joan Iacobelli sees patients in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Her medical specialty is general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Iacobelli highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Iacobelli trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Van Van Ummersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
765 Image Way
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Ummersen is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ummersen graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Ummersen trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gizelle M Mery, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, 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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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.
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