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We found 30 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Pinecrest, FL.

Dr. Edward Kevin Scanlon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Edward Scanlon works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Scanlon is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Paul Travis Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Smith studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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 is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Radhika Madaan Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Verma is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Verma attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She 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: , lung problems

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

Dr. Kurt Hilary Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
749 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Bowman is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Bowman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Jorge Antonio Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
755 Rinehart Road; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Garcia is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. After attending Central University of Ecuador for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Garcia a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia honors. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Aneurysm, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob works as an interventional cardiologist in Longwood, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Yaqoob is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of St. John's Episcopal Hospital's residency program. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Elena Mirela Gabor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Elena Gabor works as a general internist in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Gabor speaks Romanian. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then she performed her residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes Screening, Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Digital X-ray, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patient ratings for Dr. Sharma average 4.5 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. Sharma accepts.

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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. Kottapurath Kochumohammed Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta. For his residency, Dr. Kunjumoideen trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Visvalingam is affiliated with 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. Tulio Alberto Sulbaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
305 N Mangoustine Avenue; Suite 200
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran practices adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sulbaran accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sulbaran speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Ayesha Rafi Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1349 S International Parkway; Suite 1411
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ayesha Ahmar specializes in family medicine and practices in Lake Mary, FL and Longwood, FL. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahmar's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Punjab and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, Mole Removal, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Koruth average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse Wayne Johnson Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 100
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Johnson is a general internist. Dr. Johnson is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes Screening, Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Digital X-ray, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Kwasi Agamasu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1355 S. International Parkway; Suite 1491
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Agamasu works as an adult cardiologist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Agamasu takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Agamasu attended medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Agamasu (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Mubeen Hasan Chida, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
305 Mangoustine Avenue; Suite 200
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Mubeen Chida practices cardiology (heart disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Chida is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chida is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema

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