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We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry Catastrophic Carelink HMO PD near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary Disease Florida; Florida, West Palm Beach, Mail Code West Palm Beac
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sam Faradyan specializes in adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. Patient ratings for Dr. Faradyan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and German. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, lung abscess, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7305 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Gurevich's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gurevich is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Gurevich attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Gurevich's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruno R Bastos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Mail Code 2nd Floor Clin; Cityplace Tower
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Bruno Bastos is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. These areas are among Dr. Bastos's clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer supportive care, and cancer screening. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Federal University of Bahia for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bastos has received the following distinctions: Amgen Young Investigator Forum Award and National Lung Cancer Partnership Travel Award. Dr. Bastos (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Mail Code Desk 11/12; Cityplace Tower
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Terry King practices vascular surgery. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. King's areas of expertise include the following: amputation, spider veins, and carotid artery disease. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. King has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is 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)

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Specializes in Surgery
Mail Code Desk 11/12; Cityplace Tower
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Mark Grove's medical specialty is surgery. His areas of expertise include amputation, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Grove is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Grove 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

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

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

Dr. Dana Jacobs specializes in family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Jacobs an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast pain, acne, and sports physicals. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She 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. Jacobs attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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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.