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We found 30 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry HMO near Largo, FL.

Dr. Matthew Howard Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Smith works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include lung problems. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christina Rigas' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Rigas's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hazlitt studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hazlitt accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirti Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kirit Patel specializes in anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Largo, FL. 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. Dr. Patel obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Krolick is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. Krolick graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse John Klein, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Klein specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Largo, FL. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Klein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Northside Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, PET Scan, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for residency. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rao 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

Dr. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli practices general internal medicine in Seminole, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Natoli speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 Clearwater Largo Road North; #2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ranjan Mahajan works as an internist. After attending the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Mahajan's clinical interests: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahajan honors. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Elias Kanaan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1173 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Elias Kanaan's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in diabetes and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Kanaan is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors 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 Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Kanaan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Daniel Dieterich, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 300
Largo, FL
 

Dr. David Dieterich is an adult cardiology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Dieterich takes Coventry, WellPoint, and Coventry Pediatric Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Federico Elena Lenz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Federico Lenz is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lenz include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. He trained at St. Francis Hospital for his residency. Dr. Lenz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lenz has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth Ellen Anlas, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8250 Buyan Daily Road; Suite 310
Layo, FL
 

Dr. Beth Anlas works as a general internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and anemia. Dr. Anlas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Pap Test, Anemia

Dr. Rajendra Kochikar Pai, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2370 Drew Street; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Pai is a general pediatrician in Clearwater, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pai attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Pai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Pai's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Yamani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yamani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Yamani attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sound Shore Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: geriatric health and trigger point injections. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Yamani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

Dr. Steven Randall Morgan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Steven Morgan specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Largo, FL. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lloyd Noland Hospital and Health Center. Dr. Morgan's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan takes. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

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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.