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We found 22 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Vinubhai Chhaganbhai Pansuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2180 9th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pansuriya is a graduate of M.P. Shah Medical College. His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchoscopy, and sleep apnea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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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
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Mittal's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Mittal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Mittal's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newan has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. Dr. Newan's 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 works as a pulmonologist in Pinellas Park, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Agrawal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Agrawal include bronchoscopy and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Agrawal attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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: , lung problems

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

Dr. Foster Curtis Bryan II, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street N; Suite 310
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Foster Bryan is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Bryan is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bryan 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: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (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 practices adult cardiology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. Patients gave Dr. Pierpont an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Pierpont speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include 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. Latha M Chamarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Pinellas Park, FL and Bay Pines, FL. Dr. Chamarthy is conversant in Telugu and Tamil. In her practice, Dr. Chamarthy focuses on sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Care, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Her education and training includes medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras and residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. She is in-network 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: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Michael Patrick Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street N; Suite 310
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Defrain practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defrain honors. Before performing his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Defrain attended Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos is a general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos accepts. He attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at The Miriam Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (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's specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Desai has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Desai is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. She completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. 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 cancer

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

Dr. Roberto Francisco Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Sanchez attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sanchez is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Panida Sriaroon, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sriaroon accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Sriaroon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
65 65th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador specializes in family medicine. Dr. Labrador's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Labrador include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Labrador attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3177 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Awais Siddiki works as a family medicine physician in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Siddiki trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Siddiki is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Ear Foreign Body Removal, Preventive Care, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Robert Witt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Witt specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Witt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Carlos Brea is an internist and geriatrician. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brea's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital. Dr. Brea graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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