We found 37 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Peruvemba Sundaram Sriram, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. P. Sriram practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Sriram attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His areas of expertise include lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sriram (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Michael Lauzardo, MS, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Lauzardo is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include pulmonary tuberculosis. Dr. Lauzardo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: International Educator of the Year, University of Florida College of Medicine; Bryant L. Galusha Internship Award - Intern of the Year; Carolinas Medical Center; and Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society of Community Colleges, Miami-Dade Community College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lauzardo is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary tuberculosis

All Interests: Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Dr. Mark Louis Brantly, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Brantly is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Brantly attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Brantly's average patient rating is 2.5 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brantly include: Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, University of Florida; Outstanding Clinical Research Faculty, University of Florida College of Medicine; and Alpha1 National Association Award. Dr. Brantly is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Dr. Andres Pelaez Freidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2000 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andres Pelaez's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. Dr. Pelaez 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 studied medicine at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pelaez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplant, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Dr. Amir Mohammad Emtiazjoo, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
2000 Sw Archer Road; 3rd Floor
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Amir Emtiazjoo is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Emtiazjoo's areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung problems. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emtiazjoo accepts. He has received the distinction of The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), Best case presentation. CHEST 2011, Honolulu, HI.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant

Dr. Mutasim Najib Abu Hasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mutasim Abu-Hasan works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Gainesville, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abu-Hasan include asthma. Dr. Abu-Hasan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Michael Alan Jantz, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jantz is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Jantz is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Jantz attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. 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 distinctions include: 2014-2015: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; 2012-2013: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; and Consumer Research Most Compassionate Doctor Award.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Hipskind Wagner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mary Wagner is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Gainesville, FL. In Dr. Wagner's practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Narcolepsy

Dr. Pralay Kumar Sarkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Room M452, Health Sciences Building, Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Pralay Sarkar is an adult pulmonologist in Gainesville, FL. He has a special interest in intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Sarkar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Wael Nasser, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Wael Nasser practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests encompass acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis (blood poisoning). Dr. Nasser's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital, the University of Florida Health (UF Health), and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is in-network for 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 the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nasser trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Relevant Interests: , acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis

Dr. Natalia Isabel Moguillansky, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Gainesville, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Moguillansky has a special interest in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Moguillansky include: the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Hiren Jitendra Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hiren Mehta's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Mehta is especially interested in lung cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

Dr. Runi Arepally Foster, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2000 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Runi Foster's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Foster attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Foster is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Dr. Eric Stephen Papierniak, DO
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eric Papierniak is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Papierniak is in-network 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 a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Mark Steven Bleiweis, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Bleiweis' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Bleiweis attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bleiweis takes. He has received the following distinctions: American College of Surgery, Fellow; Adult Congenital Heart Association; and American Heart Association. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Down Syndrome, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Birdsall Slayton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. William Slayton specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and leukemia. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Slayton attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Slayton's distinctions include: Eugene F. Tubbs M.D., J.D. Award, University of Florida College of Medicine and Hugh and Cornelia Carithers Awards, University of Florida Department of Pediatrics.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, 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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