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We found 27 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 specializes in adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ortega attended the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Ortega include sleep disorders, emphysema, and heart failure. He 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. Ortega speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Orta's specialty is adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orta accepts. Dr. Orta obtained his medical school training at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Orta is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

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

Dr. Erick Palma works as a pulmonologist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Palma's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palma takes. After completing medical school at the University of Panama School of Medicine, Dr. Palma performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Intensive Care, Snoring, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raul Valor is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Valor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Valor trained at Conemaugh Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with 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, Intensive Care, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Henry Paez's area of specialization is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. Dr. Paez honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Loynaz's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loynaz accepts. Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Frank Martell's medical specialty is primary care and adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Martell include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and sinus problems. 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. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Martell attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Martell is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

These areas are among Dr. Nydia Martinez Galvis' clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She is a graduate of Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Martinez Galvis trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida for her residency. Dr. Martinez Galvis's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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: , 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. Ana Maria Lamas, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology, Internal Medicine
2000 South West 27th Avenue; Suite 301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Lamas' areas of specialization are allergy and immunology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), milk allergy, and asthma. Dr. Lamas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lamas's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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

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 works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer and lung surgery. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Reis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Reis completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He speaks Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in cardiology (heart disease). In addition to English, Dr. Beato speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beato include prostate problems, depression, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Beato is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62 Ave - Brain Institute
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar's specialty is pediatric genetics. Dr. Jayakar's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Jayakar graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Metabolism, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Duncan-Garcia's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and depression. 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Duncan-Garcia attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Duncan-Garcia is affiliated with 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. 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. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hershorin completed a residency program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hershorin include acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hershorin takes. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Sinus Problems, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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 works as a family medicine physician and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia-Frangie include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Garcia-Frangie's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Neck Problems, Diabetes, ... (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 Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chavarria is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chavarria honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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