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We found 21 pulmonologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Hollywood, FL.

Dr. Alvaro Efrain Visbal Ventura, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alvaro Visbal specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. 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 studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Visbal trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Luis Manuel Alvarez Gonzales, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Luis Alvarez practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Hollywood, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvarez include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Alvarez honors 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 Cayetano Heredia University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Herschel Scher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Department of Pediatric Pulmonology
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Herschel Scher sees patients in Hollywood, FL and Boca Raton, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Groote Schuur Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Scher's distinctions include: Allergy Society of South Africa/Glaxo Traveling Scholarship; South Florida Super Doctors; and Boca Raton Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Waddah Allaf, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
18100 Ne 19th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Waddah Allaf practices adult pulmonology in Miami, FL, North Miami Beach, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. 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 attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Allaf speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Baldev Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Baldev Singh specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hollywood, FL. He attended Armed Forces Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Singh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Juan Carlos Martinez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Pulmonary Department
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Juan Martinez specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Martinez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Third Year Clinical Fellowship Award; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Jose Fernando Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2500 E Hallandale Boulevard; Suite 211, Primary Office
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Jose Ramirez works as a pulmonologist in Miami, FL, Miramar, FL, and Hallandale, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramirez average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his professional training, Dr. Ramirez completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Ramirez is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mario Rub, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
20776 W Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Rub specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Miami, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Aventura, FL. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Rub attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. Dr. Rub's medical residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 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. Rub honors.

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Dr. Steven Benjamin Gittler, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7369 Sheridan Street; Suite 302, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gittler is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gittler honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Galia Daphna Napchan Pomerantz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Galia Napchan Pomerantz, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Napchan Pomerantz 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. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: American Thoracic Society Travel Award Grant. Dr. Napchan Pomerantz speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Kamal Anjum, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
21355 E Dixie Highway; Suite 102
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Kamal Anjum is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Anjum honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and Nishtar Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Hindi-Urdu. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Brian Mitchell Gotkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7369 Sheridan Street; Suite 302, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brian Gotkin is a pulmonologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gotkin takes 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
3700 Washington Street; Suite 500
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Howard Braver's specialty is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Braver performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Leonard Simon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Primary Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Simon practices adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology in Palmetto Bay, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. Dr. Simon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon takes. After completing medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Ronald Stuart Gup, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4060 B Sheridan Street; Suite B, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Gup works as a pulmonologist. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gup honors. Dr. Gup obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1380 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 100, Primary Office
N. Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Dennis O'Leary is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. O'Leary accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. O'Leary attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.