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We found 43 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept BlueOptions near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Milimir Dimitar Arsov, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
908 W Magnolia Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Milimir Arsov's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Arsov at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arsov takes. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Arsov completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Arsov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Ramon Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 North John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jose Fernandez works as a family practitioner and general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Fernandez is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez's medical residency was performed at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Asthma

Dr. Junaid A Syed, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
3262 Vineland Road; #102
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Junaid Syed takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Syed completed his residency training at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Allergy Skin Testing, Sleep Apnea, Urinalysis, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Marc Weinberger, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
720 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Joel Weinberger's specialty is family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weinberger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Weinberger's medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Eye Foreign Body Removal, Family ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
814 N Main Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Pineda's specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Pineda speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pineda's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cluster Headache, Immunization, Ear Infection, Atopic Dermatitis, Foreign Body Removal, Tension ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lou Barrett Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
601 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Barrett sees patients in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Barrett a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Barrett is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
601 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Kumar's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Kumar's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Kumar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Henry Link, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
461 West Oak Street; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Link's medical specialty is family medicine. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Link is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Link is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunil Mohan Kakkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
311 W. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Kakkar is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kakkar is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kakkar graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Pilar Reyes Gonzales, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
841 East Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Pilar Gonzales' areas of specialization are general practice and general pediatrics. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Gonzales is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed her residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Ear Infection, Strep Throat, Fever, Allergies, Common Cold, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Padma Kesari Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
311 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Padma Raju is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Lung Problems, Heart Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhusudana Rao Kalakota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1920 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Madhusudana Kalakota is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Kissimmee, FL. He speaks Telugu. Dr. Kalakota's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Khurram Moin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
311 W. Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Khurram Moin specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Moin is a graduate of Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Moin (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Moin is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Doppler Ultrasound, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Lung Problems, Heart Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jeffrey Round, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
203 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Round's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Round is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Round completed a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Round is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thomas Littell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. John Littell is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Littell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Littell attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Littell's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel ... (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.