We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Wesley Chapel, FL.

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Dr. Sailesh Naresh Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vydyula include asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Shital Rajni Mehta, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2800 Windguard Circle; Suite 102
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Shital Mehta specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and alcohol abuse. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Union Hospital. Dr. Mehta's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: , asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Ear Problems, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel A Reichmuth, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Reichmuth specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. His clinical interests include drug allergy, allergic reaction, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Reichmuth is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Spirometry, Cough, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, ... (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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