We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept WellCare 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His professional 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: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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' specialty is adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Cevallos average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his residency. 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Land O Lakes, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Vydyula's clinical interests: asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He graduated from Deccan College of Medical Sciences. 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.

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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 an internist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhambore is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi.

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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) and practices in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. He 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, 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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Dade City, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in palliative care, lymphoma, and research. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. McDonough attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. McDonough takes 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: 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). In her practice, Dr. Reza focuses on lymphoma. Dr. Reza accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Reza completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 practices adult cardiology in Land O Lakes, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Fontanet include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Fontanet's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fontanet speaks Spanish. Dr. Fontanet is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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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.