We found 19 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Lutz, FL.

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

Dr. Theron Ebel is an adult pulmonology specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Ebel attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ebel has a special interest in sleep disorders. Dr. Ebel 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. Ebel is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Sailesh Shah is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Shah has a special interest in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He 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.

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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. 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 a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Shah attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. 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: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Dragos Zanchi's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Zanchi trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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' area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. Cevallos attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

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 attended medical school at St. John's Medical College. In Dr. Menezes's practice, Dr. Menezes focuses on asthma and insomnia. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Menezes honors. 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 is an adult pulmonology specialist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Do include pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonology. 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. Do graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Hypertension

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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vydyula is especially interested in asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Hamzah attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Hamzah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

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

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

Dr. Reynaldo Mulingtapang's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Mulingtapang speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mulingtapang include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Mulingtapang attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mulingtapang's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Bhambore's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Bhambore attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He trained at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks 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. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay works as a family practice physician. Dr. Lindsay honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for her residency.

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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 a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He 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 attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Fox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. 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. Dr. Fox's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Medication, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Allergies, Angioedema, Hay ... (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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Patel has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. Dr. McDonough takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. McDonough attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Land O Lakes, FL. Her medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reza include lymphoma. She 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. Reza graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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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.