We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept MyBlue near West Palm Beach, FL.

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 is an adult pulmonologist. Dr. Faradyan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He takes 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 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks 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, 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 Vascular Surgery
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Terry King, who practices in Naples, FL, Weston, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. King's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, spider veins, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. 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. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. King attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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)

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

Dr. Mark Grove works as a surgeon in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grove include amputation, carotid artery disease, and varicose veins. Dr. Grove has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 Adult Cardiology
1401 Forum Way; #300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Diego Sadler works as a cardiologist in West Palm Beach, FL, Weston, FL, and Atlantis, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, orthostatic hypotension, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Dr. Sadler honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sadler 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)

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

Dr. Bruno Bastos sees patients in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bastos is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cancer supportive care, and cancer screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Federal University of Bahia. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bastos include: 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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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.