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We found 39 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. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahuja is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Scanlon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Scanlon's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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 an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Verma attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Bowman takes 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: , 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ahuja's training includes a residency program at Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 and practices in Longwood, FL. He attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He 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 languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally 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 Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Elena Gabor's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She 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. She is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Gabor trained at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gabor speaks Romanian. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Kunjumoideen is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He honors 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: 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 is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Orlando, FL, Celebration, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Garcia is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Central University of Ecuador. For his residency, Dr. Garcia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sharma accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sharma graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency.

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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, who practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Steinbaum honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Steinbaum attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of the Punjab and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmar accepts. 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 is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Visvalingam is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Winthrop University Hospital. He is professionally 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lake Mary, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 is a general internist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Koruth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koruth attended medical school at Calicut Medical College.

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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.