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We found 20 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Lutz, FL.

Dr. Sailesh Naresh Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 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. Shah attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Theron Arthur Ebel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Theron Ebel is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ebel include sleep disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ebel honors. Dr. Ebel studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ebel is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Dragos Zanchi specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology and practices in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Zanchi's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Zanchi studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For his professional training, Dr. Zanchi completed a residency program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zanchi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zanchi 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: , 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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cevallos's professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cevallos's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 102
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Land O Lakes, FL, Dade City, FL, and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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. Marian Francis Menezes, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marian Menezes is a pulmonologist. Dr. Menezes's areas of expertise include asthma and insomnia. Dr. Menezes takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Menezes studied medicine at St. John's Medical College. Dr. Menezes has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Menezes is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems

Dr. Nathan Minh Do, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Do works as a pulmonologist. His clinical interests encompass pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Do honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Do's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Hypertension

Jessica Anne Wharton
Specializes in Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Ms. Jessica Ancaya's areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and sleep medicine; she sees patients in Zephyrhills, FL and Land O Lakes, FL. Clinical interests for Ms. Ancaya include lung problems. She 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. Ms. Ancaya is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 201
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Land O Lakes, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. He graduated from Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula's areas of expertise consist of asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. 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: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Reynaldo Flores Mulingtapang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14320 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Reynaldo Mulingtapang is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Mulingtapang obtained his medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulingtapang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Angiogram, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Angiogram, Cardioversion, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16332 Burniston Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Hamzah attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bhambore takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an internist and geriatrician in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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. Patel attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Lindsay obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Roger Williams Fox, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
13801 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 502
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Roger Fox is an allergy & immunology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Fox obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave him 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. Fox takes. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Medication, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Allergies, Angioedema, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Hector Luis Fontanet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 202
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Hector Fontanet works as an adult cardiologist in Land O Lakes, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Fontanet is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Fontanet attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fontanet accepts 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: , 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.