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

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

Dr. Bruce Schnapf is a pediatric pulmonologist. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Schnapf attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 open to 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rosenberg 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. His education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Ebel attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ebel has a special interest in sleep disorders. Dr. Ebel 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. 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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Shah attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He 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.

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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's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Zanchi trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Zanchi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zanchi 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: , 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo attended medical school at Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vydyula is especially interested in asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula 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: , 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' specialty is pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Couluris honors. Dr. Couluris attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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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 is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Laber's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Laber performed his residency at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hemophilia, ... (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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Hamzah attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheffield's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sheffield has received the distinction of Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Mulingtapang speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mulingtapang include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Mulingtapang attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mulingtapang's average rating from his patients is 3.0 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.

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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 oncology specialist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and robotic stereotactic radiosurgery (cyberknife). Dr. Berk takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hough's areas of expertise include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hough is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. His professional 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

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

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss, who practices in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hotchkiss's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Hotchkiss's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 practices vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Alkire focuses on esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alkire obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Alkire 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)

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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.