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We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Hudson, FL.

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Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13740 Office Park Court; Suite A
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel practices adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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. Patel takes. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Emphysema

Dr. Ivan Alexandro Ramos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11910 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Ramos practices general internal medicine in New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Ramos attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, biofeedback, and sleep apnea. Dr. Ramos is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ramos speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Biofeedback, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika Menon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13733 Office Park Court; Suite A
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Menon practices general internal medicine in Hudson, FL. Dr. Menon's areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Menon graduated from Calicut Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Menon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Robert Allen Young, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 130 Building 100
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Robert Young practices general internal medicine in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors. He studied medicine at Spain. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Lesions, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah works as a general internist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (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.