We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Sun City Center, FL.

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Dr. Arthur Edward Graves, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4051 Upper Creek Drive; Suite 106
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Graves is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Sun City Center, FL and Brandon, FL. Dr. Graves's areas of expertise include lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Graves 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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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Arrhythmias

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4051 Upper Creek Drive
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Hooker is a physician who specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care and asthma. Dr. Hooker is rated highly by his patients. 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. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. Reynaldo Flores Mulingtapang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
 

Dr. Reynaldo Mulingtapang is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Mulingtapang attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts 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. Mulingtapang speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Angiogram, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Angiogram, Cardioversion, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Renjitha Tom Ignatius, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4051 Upper Creek Drive; Suite 104
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Renjitha Ignatius' specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Before completing her residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Ignatius attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. 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. Ignatius's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Bleeding, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Victor Zumpano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4051 Upper Creek Drive
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Zumpano's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Zumpano average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zumpano is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Venipuncture, Asthma, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Manuel Enriquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4051 Upper Creek Drive
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Enriquez's specialty is general internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Enriquez 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. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Ear Infection, ... (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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