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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Essential near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Andres Freidel Pelaez Freidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5 Tampa General Circle; Harborside Suite 730
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Andres Pelaez works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Orlando, FL, Gainesville, FL, and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Pelaez is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplant, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Dr. Bruce Michael Schnapf, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Schnapf is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schnapf include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Dr. Schnapf honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received distinctions including Pediatric Attending of the Year Award, Awarded by Pediatric Residents; Governor's Community Service Award, American College of Chest Physicians; and Intern Teaching Award, Awarded by Pediatric Fqaculty of Case Western Reserve University. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schnapf's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Theron Arthur Ebel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Theron Ebel is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Ebel's clinical interests encompass sleep disorders. Dr. Ebel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ebel graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ebel is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4224 North Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shah's areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4224 North Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vydyula include asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Vydyula 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. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Marisa Couluris, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor Usf Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marisa Couluris is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Couluris is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and sleep apnea. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Pneumonia

Dr. Reynaldo Flores Mulingtapang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4210 W Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Reynaldo Mulingtapang's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mulingtapang's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Mulingtapang average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mulingtapang's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Angiogram, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Angiogram, Cardioversion, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Bruce Berk, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Berk is a radiation oncologist in Tampa, FL. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Berk 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Dr. Hotchkiss's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Hotchkiss include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Hotchkiss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Hotchkiss is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Other
3905 Horatio Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Angell, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. 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. Dr. Angell's professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Tracheal Surgery, Pulmonary Embolism, Lobectomy, Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Repair, Mitral Valve ... (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.