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We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. Luis Alvarez's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Alvarez attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). He 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. Dr. Alvarez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Adam F Magin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3501 Johnson Street; Third Floor
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Adam Magin is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Magin focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Magin is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He takes United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Magin trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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 works as a critical care specialist, primary care doctor, and adult pulmonologist. These areas are among Dr. Simon's clinical interests: 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. After completing medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2905 North Commerce Parkway
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Krolick is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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 the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Krolick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaime Landman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1150 N 35 Avenue; Suite 460
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Landman is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Aventura, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. Dr. Landman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He 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 is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Miami Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Landman's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Rasciel Socarras, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
21097 Ne 27 Court; Suite 205
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Rasciel Socarras specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Aventura, FL, North Miami, FL, and Plantation, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Socarras's areas of expertise consist of acne, asthma, and food allergy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Socarras takes. Dr. Socarras has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Pediatric Associates, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Acne, Asthma

Dr. Yelena Pakula, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture
12301 Taft Street; #200
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Yelena Pakula is a medical specialist in acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pakula accepts United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pakula (or staff) speaks Polish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Manual Therapy, Infertility, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Sports Health, Headache, ... (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.