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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verma honors. Dr. Verma is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She 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. 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. He works in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. 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. Bowman graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. 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. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob practices interventional cardiology. 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. Before completing his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Dr. Yaqoob attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. 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 general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her medical residency was performed at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Gabor is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, 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. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Sharma takes. He attended Indira Gandhi Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He 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. 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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. Dr. Kunjumoideen 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.

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

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He 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. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Visvalingam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. 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. Jeremy Don Steinbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 2451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Steinbaum's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is especially interested in robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Steinbaum attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 cancer

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity ... (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 medicine physician. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ahmar attended the University of the Punjab and then went on to complete her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ahmar 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. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lake Mary, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Koruth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Koruth graduated from 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. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. 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. Steven Gerard Lester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lester is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Lester takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Neck Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Dr. Mubeen Hasan Chida, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
305 Mangoustine Avenue; Suite 200
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Mubeen Chida is a Sanford, FL physician who specializes in cardiology (heart disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chida takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Chida attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema

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

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Ortega's average patient rating is 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. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ortega 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. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Nair honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Vinay Chandra Srivastava, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1621 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Vinay Srivastava's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Srivastava's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended King George Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Srivastava is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, ... (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.