We found 28 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Holiday, FL.

Dr. Amir Ali Noorani, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amir Noorani works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Noorani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Noorani attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Noorani average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Noorani honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

All Interests: Bronchitis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sivakumar V Amar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3535 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Sivakumar Amar specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include aspiration and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Before completing his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Amar attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, Most Insurance Plans, and more.

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

All Interests: Aspiration, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems

Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite H
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep apnea. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema

Dr. Bina Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5522 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Bina Jain is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Jain attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. She is rated highly by her patients. She 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.

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

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Zahid Mohammad Akram, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Zahid Akram's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Akram (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akram accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Javeed include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javeed takes. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 S. Pinellas Avenue; Suite T
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Louis Astra practices vascular surgery and thoracic surgery in New Port Richey, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung surgery, varicose veins, and aneurysm. Dr. Astra honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Astra is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Lung Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Audrey Ursula Jara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7645 Cita Lane; Unit 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Audrey Jara's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Jara include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jara honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Jara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Physicals, Consultation, Sports Injuries, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Allen Wert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4648 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Wert sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wert is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Wert is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wert is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Holter Monitoring, Parkinson's Disease, Biopsy, Heart Problems, Dermatitis, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Agarwal's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agarwal takes. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed practices general internal medicine in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. 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. After completing medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dean Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8215 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. John Ibrahim works as a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL. After attending Medical University of the Americas for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Ibrahim has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prakash B Machhar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6811 State Rd 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Prakash Machhar's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Machhar is especially interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, High Cholesterol, Hypertension

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chowdappa trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Chowdappa is affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Rose Marie Langer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1806 Short Branch Drive; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rose Langer sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Langer trained at United Family Medicine Program. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Gout, Diabetes, ... (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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