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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. Dr. Faradyan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and German. Dr. Faradyan is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Champagne's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Champagne (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally 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 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. His clinical interests include amputation, spider veins, and carotid artery disease. Dr. King is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sadler completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, orthostatic hypotension, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). The average patient rating for Dr. Sadler is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 is a surgeon in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Grove graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grove completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Grove include amputation, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Grove takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, cancer supportive care, and cancer screening. Dr. Bastos is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He 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. Dr. Bastos attended medical school at Federal University of Bahia. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Amgen Young Investigator Forum Award and National Lung Cancer Partnership Travel Award. Dr. Bastos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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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)

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

Dr. Dana Jacobs' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include breast pain, acne, and type 2 diabetes. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jacobs honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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