We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Mark Brantly practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brantly has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Brantly attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. His distinctions include: Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, University of Florida; Outstanding Clinical Research Faculty, University of Florida College of Medicine; and Alpha1 National Association Award. He is 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. Mary Hipskind Wagner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mary Wagner is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wagner include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wagner honors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Peruvemba Sundaram Sriram, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peruvemba Sriram works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sriram takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Sriram attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Sriram (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi.

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

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Sarkar's clinical interests encompass intensive care and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sarkar's education and training includes medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Michael Jantz sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Jantz's areas of expertise consist of non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). 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 attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome

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

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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. Dr. Emtiazjoo attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Emtiazjoo has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Michael Lauzardo, MS, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Lauzardo practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include pulmonary tuberculosis. Dr. Lauzardo is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: The Department of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award; Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award; and Gold Humanism Honor Society Faculty Inductee. Dr. Lauzardo is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary tuberculosis

All Interests: Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moguillansky attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award. Dr. Moguillansky is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Nasser include acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis (blood poisoning). 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. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis

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

Dr. Hiren Mehta, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Mehta performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. 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: Lung Cancer

Dr. Andres Pelaez Freidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road; #100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andres Pelaez's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Pelaez's areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Pelaez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pelaez's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Eric Papierniak's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Gainesville, FL. He has a special interest in asthma. Dr. Papierniak accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Mutasim Abu-Hasan specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abu-Hasan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Abu-Hasan speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Runi Foster practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Foster's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Georgia and performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Mark Bleiweis sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Bleiweis's clinical interests include lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bleiweis has received include American College of Surgery, Fellow; Adult Congenital Heart Association; and American Heart Association.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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Dr. Frederic Joseph Kaye, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Frederic Kaye is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Kaye's areas of expertise consist of salivary gland tumor, non-small cell lung cancer, and larynx cancer. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kaye speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung 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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