We found 23 pulmonologists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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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 is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Alvarez is an in-network provider 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 Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Alvarez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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

Dr. Waddah Allaf is an adult pulmonology specialist. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Allaf completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Allaf 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 has an open panel.

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Dr. Charles P. Shenker, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 208
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Charles Shenker works as a general practitioner, adult pulmonologist, and preventive medicine specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shenker accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Hollywood, FL. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Visbal graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez 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 C Martinez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3341 Johnson Street; Pulmonary Department
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Juan Martinez is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Hollywood, FL and Miramar, FL. Dr. Martinez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Martinez include: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Third Year Clinical Fellowship Award; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Dr. Lance A Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third Floor
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Lance Cohen sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His distinctions 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.

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1380 Ne Miami Gardens Drive; Suite 100, Primary Office
N. Miami Beach, FL
 

Dr. Dennis O'Leary's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Leary is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. O'Leary completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2301 N University Drive; Suite 205
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Wade practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Wade is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Wade speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Alterbaum's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Alterbaum obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is conversant in French. Dr. Alterbaum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Steven B Gittler, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7369 Sheridan Street; Suite 302, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gittler is a pulmonologist in Hollywood, FL. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Gittler studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gittler 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 has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Leonard Simon is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. He 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. Simon graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Simon has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Herschel Scher is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Scher's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scher accepts. For his residency, Dr. Scher trained at Groote Schuur Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His distinctions 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
7369 Sheridan Street; Suite 302, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Brian Gotkin is an adult pulmonologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gotkin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gotkin is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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

Dr. Howard Braver specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and practices in Hollywood, FL. Patients gave Dr. Braver an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braver takes. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Mario Rub practices pediatric pulmonology in Miami, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Aventura, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Miami Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Rub attended National University of San Marcos for medical school. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rub honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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