We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept WellCare near Land O Lakes, FL.

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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 sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Dade City, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. 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 an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vydyula's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Vydyula studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. 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, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Juan Cevallos works as a pulmonologist in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Cevallos attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Cevallos average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cevallos is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore sees patients in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Bhambore's training includes a residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Mease Countryside Hospital. 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 2.5 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. Patel honors. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. McDonough has indicated that his clinical interests include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDonough's professional affiliations include 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 an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. She is especially interested in lymphoma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Reza attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She 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 problems

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

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

Dr. Hector Fontanet is a specialist in adult cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Fontanet completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Fontanet a rating of 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. Fontanet honors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fontanet is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic, Tampa General Hospital (TGH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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.
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