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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Land O Lakes, FL.

Dr. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shah's areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2329 Crestover Lane; Building 3
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zanchi 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. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Pablo Cevallos, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Juan Cevallos' area of specialization is adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Cevallos is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cevallos takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Cevallos is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vydyula include asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Vydyula 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. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Mahesh Mohan Bhambore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21762 State Road 54
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Bhambore's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then he performed his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bhambore at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 N. Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Lindsay attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Bursitis, Family Planning, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Francis McDonough, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Richard McDonough works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of palliative care, lymphoma, and research. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. McDonough completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Research, Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Palliative Care

Dr. Samina Reza, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Samina Reza is a physician who specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Reza has indicated that her clinical interests include lymphoma. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Reza 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: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems

Dr. Hector Luis Fontanet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Hector Fontanet sees patients in Land O Lakes, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fontanet include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fontanet trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fontanet at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, Heart Valve Disease, Congenital ... (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.