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We found 7 pulmonologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Sleep & Pulmonary Center of Florida - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 4235 Kings Hwy - Suite 103
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Maas practices adult pulmonology in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. He graduated from National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
24123 Peach Land Blvd C4-129
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wei's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He practices in Punta Gorda, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. Before performing his residency at Montreal General Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University, Dr. Wei attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wei is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Manish Kapadia's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kapadia average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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 is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College, Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, and Ponce School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Fabrizio Monge specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Monge is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He takes 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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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Sleep & Pulmonary Center of Florida - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 4235 Kings Hwy - Suite 103
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Lohaliz Vega's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vega attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Saligrama Balaram Bhat, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 2
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Saligrama Bhat is an adult pulmonologist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bhat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Government Medical College. His residency was performed at Queens Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Sleep & Pulmonary Center of Florida - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 4235 Kings Hwy - Suite 103
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Edgardo Soto De La Rosa is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Soto De La Rosa attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.