We found 16 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Lutz, FL.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ebel include 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. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 102
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Shah accepts 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 Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with 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. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2329 Crestover Lane; Building 3
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zanchi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He completed his residency training at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient ratings for Dr. Cevallos average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cevallos accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is 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. Marian Francis Menezes, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marian Menezes is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Menezes has a special interest in asthma and insomnia. Dr. Menezes accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 specializes in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Do include pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Do is a graduate of 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vydyula include asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vydyula accepts. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) is conversant in 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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Mulingtapang attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts 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. Mulingtapang speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Mahesh Mohan Bhambore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21762 State Road 54
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore practices general internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Bhambore is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Bhambore's medical residency was performed at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 practitioner in Lutz, FL. 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Lindsay attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Cryosurgery, 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's specialty is allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Fox's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Fox 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fox include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes 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. 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 an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. McDonough completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is especially interested in palliative care, lymphoma, and research. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). In her practice, Dr. Reza focuses on lymphoma. She 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. Dr. Reza graduated from Sindh Medical College and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her professional 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

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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Fontanet's clinical interests: holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Fontanet a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, Heart Valve Disease, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Ann Mallah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4683 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Mallah's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Mallah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. In her practice, Dr. Mallah focuses on asthma. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Mallah attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mallah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Laura Lynn Heimback-Graham, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 100
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Laura Heimback-Graham is a general pediatrician in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Heimback-Graham include asthma and mental health issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heimback-Graham accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Mental Health Issues, 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.
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