We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Graves's clinical interests include lung problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Graves attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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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's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Hooker is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in intensive care and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Hooker attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. On average, patients gave Dr. Mulingtapang a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mulingtapang takes. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mulingtapang speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Antonio Zumpano practices general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Zumpano's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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 works as a general internist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Enriquez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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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