We found 15 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Pinellas Park, FL.

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Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan is a pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Newan (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. He has a special interest in asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Newan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sleep Disorders, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashok Mittal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6185 54th Avenue N
Kenneth City, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Mittal's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mittal include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Dr. Mittal takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Mittal attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Mittal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinubhai Chhaganbhai Pansuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6029 9th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pansuriya's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pansuriya's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Agrawal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6223 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Agrawal works as an adult pulmonologist in Pinellas Park, FL. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Agrawal trained at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Agrawal include bronchoscopy and sleep apnea. His average patient rating is 4.0 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. Agrawal honors. Dr. Agrawal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Bronchoscopy, Burns, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nuttapong Tangsinmankong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Tang is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and vasculitis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His education and training includes medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brien Edwin Pierpont, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3-c
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brien Pierpont's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pierpont accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Pierpont has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Edema, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Panida Sriaroon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Panida Sriaroon is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sriaroon's areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She attended Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sriaroon honors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Asthma, Medication, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pratibha Desai is a medical specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She has a special interest in diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College, she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patient reviews placed Dr. Desai at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Breast Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Diabetes, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijaya L Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL. Her clinical interests include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cherukuri graduated from Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. 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. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Downs attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1751 66th St N; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Marc Barasch's area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Barasch's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5985 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Brea is a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Brea include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Brea is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Brea speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Influenza, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Bard Fogarty, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 320
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Julie Fogarty's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Fogarty is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. She 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. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Ear Problems, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Milind Janardan Shastri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5985 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Milind Shastri's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Shastri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shastri is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunization, Abdominal Paracentesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhurima Sanka, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Madhurima Sanka works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Pinellas Park, FL. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy patch test, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients rated Dr. Sanka highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Sanka (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Skin Testing, Rhinitis, Mouth Problems, Skin Biopsy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergy Patch Test, ... (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.
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