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We found 24 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Holiday, FL.

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

Dr. Sivakumar Amar's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in aspiration and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). After completing medical school at Kakatiya Medical College, he performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Amar takes Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and Most Insurance Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Hudson, FL, Tampa, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jain include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Jain trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain accepts.

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

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

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai works as an adult pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Desai is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, Dr. Desai completed Dr. Desai's residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ayman Barakat, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3611 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ayman Barakat specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Barakat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Barakat's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes 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: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Kidney Problems, Mediastinal Tumor, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

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

Dr. Najam Javeed's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Holiday, FL and Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javeed's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Javeed's residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. 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 specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in New Port Richey, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL, and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Astra include minimally invasive surgery, lung surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Astra is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Astra speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal is an adult infectious disease specialist in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwal include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Patient ratings for Dr. Agarwal average 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Agarwal trained at Harlem Hospital Center for her residency. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

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

Dr. Audrey Jara works as a general pediatrician. Her education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Jara is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Physicals, Consultation, Sports Injuries, Newborn Care, Stitches, Newborn Circumcision, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chowdappa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Chowdappa attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school. He 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. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Javeed obtained his medical school training at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez is a family medicine physician in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Sanchez graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then she performed her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 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. Sanchez accepts.

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

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Thuy Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 235
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Thuy Pham practices general pediatrics. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham 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. Dr. Pham (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Mental Retardation, Lactation Counseling, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Terrell Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Suite 202, Office of Dr. Jordan Young; 9332 State Rd 54
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young is an internist in Trinity, FL and Tampa, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Young attended Medical University of the Americas for medical school. He honors 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: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Low Testosterone, Hypertension, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rose Langer is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Langer is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at United Family Medicine Program for her residency. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Andrew Michael Gellady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite C
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gellady's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Dr. Gellady's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center. 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. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gellady attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Attention ... (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.