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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 Wpb
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sam Faradyan specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Faradyan's clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and German. He is professionally 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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Gurevich is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He speaks Russian. Dr. Gurevich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. His practice 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, Education, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Kevin Grove, MD
Specializes in Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Mark Grove is a surgery specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grove accepts. Dr. Grove graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. 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)

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

Dr. Terry King's specialty is vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include amputation, spider veins, and carotid artery disease. Dr. King is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. His average patient rating 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. Dr. King has received the distinction of 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)

Dr. Bruno R Bastos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Bruno Bastos' specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, cancer supportive care, and cancer screening. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bastos takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bastos obtained his medical school training at Federal University of Bahia and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Amgen Young Investigator Forum Award and National Lung Cancer Partnership Travel Award. In addition to English, Dr. Bastos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally 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 Family Medicine
Family Medicine Florida; Associate Staff, Florida, West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Dana Jacobs' specialty is family medicine. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include breast pain, acne, and type 2 diabetes. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacobs is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jacobs has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. 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.