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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 in Gainesville, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sriram include lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes 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 Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, Dr. Sriram (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Sriram's hospital/clinic 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, 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 physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Lauzardo's practice, he is particularly interested in pulmonary tuberculosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lauzardo has received 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 is conversant in Spanish. He 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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Brantly's clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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. 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. 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 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Pelaez include lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Pelaez is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. 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. After completing medical school at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences, Dr. Pelaez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Emtiazjoo's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung problems. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Emtiazjoo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Abu-Hasan 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. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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. Michael Alan Jantz, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jantz practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Jantz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has a special interest in non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Jantz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: 2014-2015: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; 2012-2013: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; and Consumer Research Most Compassionate Doctor Award. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Wagner studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wagner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wagner is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care and lung problems. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sarkar studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Sarkar trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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, who practices in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nasser include acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis (blood poisoning). He 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 studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nasser completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Nasser's professional 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. Natalia Isabel Moguillansky, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Moguillansky's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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. She attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Her distinctions 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. Hiren Jitendra Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hiren Mehta specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in lung cancer. Dr. Mehta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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 areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foster attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Her medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Papierniak 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. He graduated from 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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Bleiweis is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received distinctions including American College of Surgery, Fellow; Adult Congenital Heart Association; and American Heart Association.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and leukemia. Dr. Slayton is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slayton honors. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. 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, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's ... (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.