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We found 24 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Lake Mary, FL.

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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Bowman trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his 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. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob is an interventional cardiologist in Longwood, FL. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He is in-network for 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: , 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's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabor takes. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her training includes a residency program at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. She speaks Romanian. Dr. Gabor 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kunjumoideen honors. He 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. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncologist and hematologist. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sharma completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sharma accepts 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 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 in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinbaum accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Steinbaum attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks 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 is a family practitioner. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmar obtained her medical school training at the University of the Punjab and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is 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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Visvalingam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. 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 works as a general internist in Lake Mary, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Johnson is in-network for 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 Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Steven Gerard Lester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lester works as a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. Dr. Lester's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lester honors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Neck Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue Cancer, ... (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's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koruth honors. Dr. Koruth studied medicine 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)

Dr. Joan Weber Iacobelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 2451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Joan Iacobelli's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Iacobelli is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Van Van Ummersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Ummersen's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Ummersen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Wasim Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W. State Rd. 434; Suite 3010
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Wasim Ahmar, who practices in Longwood, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ahmar has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Ahmar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include 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. Zia E Fatemi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
758 North Sun Drive; Suite 104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Zia Fatemi sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Fatemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Fatemi is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 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: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring, ... (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.