We found 34 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. P. Sriram is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Sriram (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Sriram is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Sriram graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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.

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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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Brantly graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brantly trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brantly takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Brantly 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. Andres Pelaez Freidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road; #100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andres Pelaez works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He attended CES University, Institute of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Pelaez is especially interested in lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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. Mutasim Najib Abu Hasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mutasim Abu-Hasan practices pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abu-Hasan include 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abu-Hasan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Abu-Hasan 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 specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Jantz's clinical interests include non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. 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 is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. 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. Dr. Jantz is professionally 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Wagner attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. She 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. Dr. Wagner 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Nasser is especially interested in acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis (blood poisoning). 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 the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. His 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung cancer. 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. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Mehta performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati 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

All Interests: Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Moguillansky is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Moguillansky is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award.

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

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Runi Foster works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. She trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Papierniak focuses on asthma. Dr. Papierniak honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Mark Bleiweis is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bleiweis is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bleiweis completed residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American College of Surgery, Fellow; Adult Congenital Heart Association; and American Heart Association. Dr. Bleiweis 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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Slayton include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and leukemia. Dr. Slayton is 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 has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

Dr. David Michael Quillen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Quillen specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, preventive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Quillen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Quillen's residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2008, 2009 and College of Medicine Dean's Top 5% Teachers, 2003, 2004.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Preventive Care

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. These areas are among Dr. Kaye's clinical interests: salivary gland tumor, non-small cell lung cancer, and larynx cancer. He takes 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 Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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)

Dr. Shehzad Rehman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1600 Sw Archer Road; First Floor, Room 1901
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Shehzad Rehman is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In Dr. Rehman's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney problems, pulmonary hypertension, and kidney transplant. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rehman attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rehman'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: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Kidney Problems

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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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