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We found 38 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Lake Mary, FL.

Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1319 International Parkway; Suite 1171
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ahuja's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahuja's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Kevin Scanlon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Edward Scanlon specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Scanlon attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Scanlon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Travis Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika Madaan Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Verma, who practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Verma is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Hilary Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Bowman is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Bowman 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 St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ratan Kumar Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1319 S. International Parkway; Suite 1171
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja works as an adult cardiologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Maulana Azad Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahuja at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob specializes in interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. His medical residency was performed at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yaqoob honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Yaqoob is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Elena Mirela Gabor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Elena Gabor is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gabor attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes Screening, Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Digital X-ray, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath Kochumohammed Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
755 Rinehart Road; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Garcia's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Garcia is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Garcia attended Central University of Ecuador for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Aneurysm, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sharma 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 is a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Don Steinbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 2451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Steinbaum is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Steinbaum's areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Steinbaum obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient ratings for Dr. Steinbaum average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ayesha Rafi Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1349 S International Parkway; Suite 1411
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ayesha Ahmar works as a family practice physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmar average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of the Punjab and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, Mole Removal, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Winthrop University Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Visvalingam accepts. Dr. Visvalingam is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse Wayne Johnson Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Johnson is a Lake Mary, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Johnson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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

All Interests: Diabetes Screening, Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Digital X-ray, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth practices general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Koruth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth accepts 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: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (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.