We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Dr. Sam Michael Faradyan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary Disease Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sam Faradyan specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Faradyan include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Faradyan attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, lung abscess, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Florida
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Champagne is an internist in North Palm Beach, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Champagne's areas of expertise include cancer screening, depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Champagne accepts. Dr. Champagne attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Champagne (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Restless Leg Syndrome, Men's Health Issues, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
Family Medicine Florida; Associate Staff, Florida, West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Dana Jacobs works as a family practitioner in West Palm Beach, FL. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jacobs's areas of expertise include breast pain, acne, and type 2 diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jacobs studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Breast Pain, Immunization, Bursitis, Cellulitis, Contraception, Plantar Warts, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Terry King is a vascular surgeon in Naples, FL, Weston, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King's areas of expertise include amputation, spider veins, and carotid artery disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. King obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1401 Forum Way; #300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Diego Sadler is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Sadler is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, and orthostatic hypotension. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patients rated Dr. Sadler highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Exercise ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Mark Grove specializes in surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grove include amputation, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Grove is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Renal Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Bruno Bastos, who practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cancer supportive care, and cancer screening. The average patient rating for Dr. Bastos is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bastos 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 Federal University of Bahia. Dr. Bastos's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Amgen Young Investigator Forum Award and National Lung Cancer Partnership Travel Award. Dr. Bastos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Blood Tests, Research, Urologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin ... (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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