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We found 31 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry HSA near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Matthew Smith is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include lung problems. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic. Dr. Smith honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rigas include sleep disorders, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic. Dr. Rigas is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Rigas trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Hazlitt attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Hazlitt 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. Robert Michael Pepper, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
8200 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Pepper specializes in family medicine and practices in Largo, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pepper performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Hypertension, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Injuries, Breast Exam, Menopause, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kirit Patel sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Krolick's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient ratings for Dr. Krolick average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , 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 sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Klein's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices general internal medicine in Pinellas Park, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Rao attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rao's professional 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Natoli a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Natoli attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson for residency. He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: holter monitoring, depression, and nutrition counseling. Patients rated Dr. Mahajan highly, giving him an average of 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. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Mahajan attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Mahajan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mahajan's professional 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 General Internal Medicine
1173 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Elias Kanaan's specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kanaan trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Kanaan's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and alzheimer's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Kanaan is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Kanaan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Dieterich average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, WellPoint, and Coventry Pediatric Dental. He graduated from 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. Steven Randall Morgan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Steven Morgan is a general pediatrician in Largo, FL. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morgan include cystic fibrosis (CF) and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Morgan is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Morgan attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lloyd Noland Hospital and Health Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Morgan average 3.5 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. Morgan takes.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

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

Dr. Federico Lenz works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Lenz speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Francis Hospital. 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. He has received the distinction of 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' specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anlas include diabetes, pap test, and anemia. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Anlas studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Anlas is affiliated with 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 pediatrician. His areas of clinical interest consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. Dr. Pai honors 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 Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Pai attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Pai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Kannada, and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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

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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.