We found 25 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Gold Navigate 1500 near Miami, FL.

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 N Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Ortega is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ortega attended medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). His medical residency was performed at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, HIV/AIDS, Emphysema

Dr. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7500 S.w. 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Orta's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Orta speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Raul R Valor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Valor is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Valor has a special interest in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Erick Abdiel Palma, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1295 Nw 14 Street; South Building Second Floor Suite A
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Erick Palma practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. Dr. Palma is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Palma's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Palma accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Henry Elias Paez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1898 Sw 27 Avenue; Suite 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Paez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. Dr. Paez's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Paez is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana Maria Lamas, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology, Internal Medicine
2000 South West 27th Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Lamas specializes in allergy and immunology and practices in Miami, FL. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Lamas attended Yale School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lamas's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lamas 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. She has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

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1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Patients gave Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez Galvis's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Martinez Galvis's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, bronchitis, lung abscess, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung Problems, Chest ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 311
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell is a physician who specializes in primary care and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Martell 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. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martell's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz works as an internist in Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Loynaz at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. 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. Dr. Loynaz obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Norman Reis, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 702
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Reis is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Reis has a special interest in lung cancer and lung surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Beato's clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beato honors. He is a graduate of the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beato completed a residency program at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Raymond Hershorin, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1475 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Hershorin specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and practices in Miami, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism. Dr. Hershorin is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hershorin accepts. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hershorin trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hershorin include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Acne, Diabetes, Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vicente A Chavarria , MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1840 W 49 Street; #103
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Vicente Chavarria practices pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Chavarria 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 Gold. He attended National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Allergies, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Jonathan Fox, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
606 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fox's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Fox is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Westchester General Hospital. His clinical interests include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and depression. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fox takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Leigh Duncan-Garcia, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2701 Sw 3rd Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Duncan-Garcia is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Duncan-Garcia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and depression. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. 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. Duncan-Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Migraine, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Maria Garcia-Frangie, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
1321 N.w. 14th Street; Suite 400
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Garcia-Frangie specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Garcia-Frangie honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Garcia-Frangie's education and training includes medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Neck Problems, Diabetes, ... (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.