We found 19 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Homestead, FL.

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

Dr. Bruce Schnapf is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Tampa, FL and Sarasota, FL. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Dr. Schnapf 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Schnapf attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Schnapf is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

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

Dr. David Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4714 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Rosenberg works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenberg average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg is especially interested in asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg honors. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Allergies, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, Asthma

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

Dr. Theron Ebel sees patients in Tampa, FL. Dr. Theron Ebel's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Ebel's areas of expertise include 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 studied medicine at 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, who practices in Wesley Chapel, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Dade City, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He 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: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4900 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, he performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zanchi's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Restrepo-Jaramillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Restrepo-Jaramillo's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include intensive care, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo attended medical school at Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo completed a residency program at Abington Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Land O Lakes, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. He is especially interested in asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Vydyula 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 attended medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vydyula's professional 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

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor Usf Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marisa Couluris' specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and sleep apnea. Dr. Couluris 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. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Laber's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Laber include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. He accepts 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 Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Laber has received the following distinction: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4710 N Habana Avenue; Suite 302
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Hamzah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Hamzah is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 725
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Sheffield is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheffield average 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. Sheffield accepts. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (Read more)

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Mulingtapang include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mulingtapang at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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 graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mulingtapang is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Berk graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Berk include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). He 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. Berk is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, ... (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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Dr. Hotchkiss has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. She 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. Dr. Hotchkiss's 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 professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hotchkiss's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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)

Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire's areas of specialization are vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Dr. Alkire is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Alkire accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Oliver Hough, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 1st Floor Sjh Cancer Institute
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Hough is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Hough's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hough takes. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hough trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Issues

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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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