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We found 25 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Orange City, FL.

Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Ahuja attended GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Kevin Scanlon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Edward Scanlon works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Scanlon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional 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. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Travis Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika Madaan Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Verma is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Verma 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 St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Verma attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Hilary Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Bowman's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Bowman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Bowman attended St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Sleep Study, Endobronchial Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ratan Kumar Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
759 Harley Strickland Boulevard
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is a specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, Dr. Ahuja performed his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ahuja honors 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: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath Kochumohammed Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
765 Image Way
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen sees patients in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Don Steinbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 242
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Steinbaum is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Steinbaum's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is especially interested in robotic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Steinbaum is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
1061 Medical Center Drive; Suite 110
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncologist and hematologist. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1061 Medical Center Drive; Suite 110
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Visvalingam is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Weber Iacobelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1053 Medical Center Drive; Suite 242
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Joan Iacobelli's specialty is general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Iacobelli is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Iacobelli 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. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Iacobelli trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tulio Alberto Sulbaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
312 West New York Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sanford, FL and Deland, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Sulbaran speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilberto Lester M. Mariano Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1565 Saxon Boulevard; Suite 202
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Lopez studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Aortic Valve Disease, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Van Van Ummersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
765 Image Way
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Lynn Ummersen practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Ummersen's residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega is a hematologist and oncologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ortega honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Ortega completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enerprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nair accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nair attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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.