We found 22 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Holiday, FL.

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

Dr. Sivakumar Amar practices adult pulmonology in Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amar include aspiration and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, Most Insurance Plans, and more. Dr. Amar is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College and a graduate of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center's residency program.

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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 specialty is adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep apnea. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from 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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Jain is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jain's education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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, who practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai graduated from Medical College Baroda. For Dr. Desai's residency, Dr. Desai trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The average patient rating for Dr. Desai is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. 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. 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 has indicated that his clinical interests include lung surgery, varicose veins, and aneurysm. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Astra speaks 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Jara's average patient rating is 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. Jara accepts. She attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Jara (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Jara 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. 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Indian Languages. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. Dr. Javeed takes 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: , emphysema, asthma

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

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa's area of specialization is general internal medicine. 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 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 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. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwal include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Agarwal trained at Harlem Hospital Center. 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. Jordan T 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of the Americas and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

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. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Javeed's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His training includes a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Javeed average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javeed accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Thuy Pham is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Pham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez practices family medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating 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. Sanchez takes. Before performing her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Sanchez attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school.

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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. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Herndon include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is affiliated with Access Healthcare. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herndon accepts. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Gellady is a specialist in pediatric infectious disease. He works in New Port Richey, FL. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gellady completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Gellady's clinical interests: diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gellady's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Family Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Nilesh Bharat Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite #102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Nilesh Desai specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and osteoporosis. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Desai attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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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