We found 20 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Orange City, FL.

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

Dr. Kurt Bowman is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Bowman is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bowman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Radhika Verma is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Edward Scanlon specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scanlon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Paul Smith specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1075 Town Center Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Kristal Carthan's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Carthan is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Carthan attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Polysomnography, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ratan Ahuja's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Maulana Azad Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja 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: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Steinbaum attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Steinbaum has a special interest in robotic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steinbaum (or staff) speaks the following 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, Whipple Procedure, Aortobifemoral Bypass, Lung Biopsy, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joan Iacobelli is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Iacobelli studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Iacobelli is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Gizelle M Mery, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Gizelle Mery works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Mery speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Mery attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Mery accepts 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

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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 physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Ortega speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Santosh Nair is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. After completing medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras, Dr. Nair performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
1061 Medical Center Drive; Suite 110
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Sharma's average patient rating is 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Visvalingam's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
932 Saxon Boulevard; Suite A
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar's specialty is adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hippalgaonkar obtained his medical school training at Osmania University and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Rene Cabeza, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1061 Medical Center Drive # L; Suite 110
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Rene Cabeza is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Cabeza is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Juan N. Corpas University Foundation for medical school, he completed his residency training at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Pontenciano D Gonzales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
62 Spring Vista Drive
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Gonzales graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzales accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (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.
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