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We found 22 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Homestead, FL.

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

Dr. Andres Pelaez is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Orlando, FL, Gainesville, FL, and Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Pelaez 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 medical school at CES University, Institute of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Pelaez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Pelaez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schnapf include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. 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. Dr. Schnapf 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg include asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg's 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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, 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 works as a pulmonologist. Dr. Ebel's areas of expertise include sleep disorders. Dr. Ebel is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ebel takes. Dr. Ebel attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Land O Lakes, FL, Dade City, FL, and Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His 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: 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 sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Zanchi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Zanchi completed his residency training at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo include intensive care, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After completing medical school at Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Floreth works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). 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. Dr. Floreth graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the following distinctions: Craig Summer Research Fellowship and Howard Hughes Research Fellow & Graduated Cum Laude with Distinction in Biology. Dr. Floreth is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Transplant

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. His areas of expertise include 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 graduated from Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. 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: 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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and sleep apnea. Dr. Couluris is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Couluris accepts. She is open to 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Dr. Laber is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Laber has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Cedric Sheffield works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sheffield trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. He is professionally 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. Dr. Mulingtapang 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. 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 speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4710 N Habana Avenue; Suite 302
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Dade City, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Hamzah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (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 specializes in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Alkire's clinical interests: esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Alkire is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Hough's clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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). Dr. Hough's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.