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We found 38 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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Sriram's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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 obtained his medical school training at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Sriram (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Sriram 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. Mark Louis Brantly, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Brantly's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Brantly has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Brantly completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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 in Gainesville, FL. In his practice, Dr. Lauzardo focuses on pulmonary tuberculosis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Carolinas Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Bryant L. Galusha Internship Award-Intern of the Year, Carolinas Medical Center. 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. Andres Freidel Pelaez Freidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2000 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andres Pelaez is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Orlando, FL, Gainesville, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Pelaez's clinical interests encompass lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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. Dr. Pelaez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Emtiazjoo graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Emtiazjoo has received professional recognition including the following: The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), Best case presentation. CHEST 2011, Honolulu, HI. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant

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 in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jantz takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Mutasim Najib Abu Hasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mutasim Abu-Hasan's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Abu-Hasan is conversant in Arabic. His clinical interests encompass asthma. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Abu-Hasan attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He honors 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: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Mary Wagner works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Gainesville, FL. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Wagner attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. She is 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. Wael Nasser, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Wael Nasser's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Nasser has a special interest in acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis (blood poisoning). He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital, 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. Nasser honors. Dr. Nasser obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency 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. 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 physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. In Dr. Sarkar's practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. For his professional training, Dr. Sarkar completed a residency program 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. Natalia Isabel Moguillansky, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Moguillansky 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. Before completing her residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Moguillansky attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Moguillansky has received distinctions including the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award. She speaks 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Gainesville, FL. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Mehta attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is professionally 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

All Interests: Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Eric Papierniak is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Papierniak is especially interested in asthma. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Dr. Papierniak attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Runi Foster specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. Foster completed her residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Foster is 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. Charles Thomas Klodell Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Klodell's clinical interests include lung cancer, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and lung surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Klodell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Medical Society; and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Bleiweis is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bleiweis include lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). 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)

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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.