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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 works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Hollywood, FL. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Alvarez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Magin's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Magin is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, primary care, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Palmetto Bay, FL, Miami, FL, and Hollywood, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, asthma, and snoring. Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Simon include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Krolick is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Krolick obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include 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 pediatric allergist and immunologist. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Landman's practice, he is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Landman attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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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 is a pediatrician in Aventura, FL, North Miami, FL, and Plantation, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: acne, asthma, and food allergy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Socarras performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Socarras has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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

Yelena Pakula .D.A.O.M..A.P M.D. (R.F) Pembroke Pines
Specializes in Acupuncture
12301 Taft Street; #200
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Ms. Yelena Pakula's specialty is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pakula 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. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare Silver are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Pakula honors. In addition to English, Ms. 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.