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We found 16 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Pinellas Park, FL.

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

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. Dr. Pansuriya's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Pansuriya graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. He honors 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: , emphysema, asthma

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

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

Dr. Ashok Mittal works as a pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mittal include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Dr. Mittal is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and a graduate of Grant Hospital of Chicago's residency program. Dr. Mittal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Mittal's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Newan's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Newan average 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Newan is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Newan (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Rajesh Agrawal specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Agrawal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Agrawal has a special interest in bronchoscopy and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Agrawal attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UPMC McKeesport Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and rashes. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes. He attended medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Tang is conversant in Thai. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri practices adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukuri include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Cherukuri attended medical school at Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College. 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: , emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Latha M Chamarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. She speaks Telugu and Tamil. Clinical interests for Dr. Chamarthy include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Chamarthy is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Chamarthy is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras. For her residency, Dr. Chamarthy trained at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 3.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Brien Pierpont specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Pierpont average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Pierpont studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pierpont's residency was performed at York Hospital. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital 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. Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pratibha Desai specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Desai attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Panida Sriaroon's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and asthma. 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. Sriaroon graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Sriaroon 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. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Downs's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

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

Dr. Julie Fogarty practices general internal medicine. Dr. Fogarty's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Fogarty completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Carlos Brea is a general internist and geriatrician. He attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brea honors. Dr. Brea speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Marc Barasch is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Barasch honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Barasch's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma

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

Dr. Milind Shastri is a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Shastri is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He accepts 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: , 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 practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In Dr. Sanka's practice, she is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy patch test, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sanka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care.

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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.