We found 18 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. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Newan is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newan has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Newan is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French.

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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
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Mittal is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mittal honors. Dr. Mittal obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and performed his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Mittal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Mittal is professionally 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
2180 9th Avenue North
Saint 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 is an adult pulmonology specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Agrawal include bronchoscopy and sleep apnea. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agrawal obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Dr. Agrawal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6775 Crosswinds Drive N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador works as a family practice physician in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Labrador's clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. His residency was performed at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Labrador is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (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 works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bryan has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bryan is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System.

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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. 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 is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Defrain attended medical school at 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. Brien Edwin Pierpont, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3-c
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brien Pierpont is an adult cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierpont is 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, 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. Pierpont accepts. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Pierpont is conversant in Italian.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Sriaroon's education and training includes medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Her areas of expertise 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She 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. Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5000 Park Street N; Suite 1017
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pratibha Desai works as an adult hematologist and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in diabetes, breast biopsy, and bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena 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. Desai takes. She is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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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. Robert Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanchez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sanchez obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Barasch is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Barasch's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Barasch is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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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 Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brea include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. Dr. Brea is affiliated with Northside Hospital. Dr. Brea studied medicine at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He 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.

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

Dr. Gregorio Santos' area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. 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 trained at The Miriam Hospital for residency. In addition to English, 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)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
4957 38th Avenue N; Suite A
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brian Kagan sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cervix Problems, Immunization, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Awais Siddiki specializes in family medicine. Dr. Siddiki is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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