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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
(727) 863-7487; (727) 848-0994

Dr. Mukesh Patel works as an adult pulmonologist. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass sleep apnea. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Asthma, Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cogh, Cystic Fibrosis, Emphysema, Lung ... (Read more)

Ivan Alexandro Ramos MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
11910 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
(727) 863-2655

Dr. Ivan Ramos is an internist. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, biofeedback, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramos is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He trained at Lutheran Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Ramos is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Hernia, Injuries, Sleep Apnea, Weight Loss, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

Radhika Menon MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
13733 Office Park Court; Suite A
Hudson, FL
(727) 862-2580

Dr. Radhika Menon is an internist in Hudson, FL and Tampa, FL. Patients gave Dr. Menon an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Menon attended Calicut Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Emphysema, Asthma, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes

Robert Allen Young MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 130 Building 100
Hudson, FL
(727) 862-5478

Dr. Robert Young is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Young accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Spain. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Ekg (Electrocardiogram), Myocardial Infarction , Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) , ... (Read more)

Hemant Nathubhai Shah MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
(727) 849-6850; (727) 868-6762

Dr. Hemant Shah specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Holiday, FL, Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Biopsies, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Carotid Ultrasounds, Ekg (Electrocardiogram), Depression, ... (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.