We found 14 pulmonologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Essential near Pembroke Pines, FL.

Dr. Alvaro Efrain Visbal Ventura, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Alvaro Visbal is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Visbal attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Luis Manuel Alvarez Gonzales, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; 3rd Floor
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Luis Alvarez practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvarez include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Alvarez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Alvarez's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Herschel Scher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3435 Hayes Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Herschel Scher practices pediatric pulmonology in Hollywood, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Scher's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. 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 studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Scher's residency was performed at Groote Schuur Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Allergy Society of South Africa/Glaxo Traveling Scholarship; South Florida Super Doctors; and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
601 N. Flamingo Road; #407
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Waddah Allaf specializes in adult pulmonology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allaf honors. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Allaf is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Juan Carlos Martinez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Pulmonary Department
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Juan Martinez, who practices in Hollywood, FL and Miramar, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Martinez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received distinctions including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Third Year Clinical Fellowship Award; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Martinez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1601 N Palm Avenue; Suite 109
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rodriguez is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rodriguez's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mario Rub, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
20776 W Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mario Rub specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rub average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rub's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rub honors. He graduated from National University of San Marcos. His residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Rub speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Stefanie Julissa Torres Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Stefanie Torres-Ramirez's medical specialty is adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Torres-Ramirez graduated from Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She 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.

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Dr. Galia Daphna Napchan Pomerantz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Galia Napchan Pomerantz works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Hollywood, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Napchan Pomerantz performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Thoracic Society Travel Award Grant.

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Dr. Robert Allan Alterbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third, Floor, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Robert Alterbaum practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Alterbaum's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. For his residency, Dr. Alterbaum trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He speaks French.

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Dr. Lance A Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Memorial Regional Hospital - Department of Critical Care
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Lance Cohen practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Cohen is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohen include: 'Fire Starter' award for physician leadership - Memorial Healthcare System; Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award; and NIH award # HLO7317-24, Total Support for period $ 360. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
3700 Washington Street; Suite 500
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Howard Braver practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) in Hollywood, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Braver average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Shands HealthCare, Dr. Braver attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16855 Ne 2nd Avenue; Suite 302a, Primary Office
North Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Santos is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Santos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. On average, patients gave Dr. Santos a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Santos 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. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 303
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Roland Nieman is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Aventura, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.