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 critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. After completing medical school at GSVM Medical College, Dr. Ahuja performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. Radhika Madaan Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Verma practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Verma is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). 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. Paul Travis Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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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 H Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Bowman specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bowman graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bowman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Edward Scanlon sees patients in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Scanlon average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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 K Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. Patients gave him an average 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 honors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Steinbaum attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinbaum takes. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is 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. Joan Weber Iacobelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 242
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Joan Iacobelli's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Iacobelli's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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. Wilberto L Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
932 Saxon Boulevard; Suite A
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar is a specialist in adult cardiology. He studied medicine at Osmania University. For his professional training, Dr. Hippalgaonkar completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Hippalgaonkar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is professionally 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. Pontenciano D Gonzales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
62 Spring Vista Drive
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales practices family medicine in Debary, FL. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mery honors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Mery is affiliated with 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. 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. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He trained at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. Dr. Ortega's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. 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. Santosh M Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Nair accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Lynn Van Ummersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
765 Image Way
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Van Ummersen is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Van Ummersen is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed her residency 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. William J David, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. William David's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. David is a graduate of the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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)

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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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