We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Winter Park, FL.

Dr. Andres Pelaez Freidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1115 E. Ridgewood Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Andres Pelaez practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Pelaez's clinical interests include lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pelaez honors. He attended CES University, Institute of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplant, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Dr. Amir Mohammad Emtiazjoo, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
1222 S. Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Amir Emtiazjoo works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He is especially interested in lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. Dr. Emtiazjoo studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), Best case presentation. CHEST 2011, Honolulu, HI.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant

Dr. Satish Chandrashekaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
1222 S. Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Satish Chandrashekaran is a medical specialist in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Chandrashekaran include lung transplant and lung problems. Dr. Chandrashekaran's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. He is a graduate of Kurnool Medical College and a graduate of St. Francis Hospital's residency program. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandrashekaran honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Winner of Grand Medical Jeopardy 2003, St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL..

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

Dr. Wael Nasser, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
86 W Underwood Street; Suite 102, Mp 53
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Wael Nasser specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nasser include acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis (blood poisoning). Dr. Nasser is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nasser completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital, the University of Florida Health (UF Health), and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis

Glenn H Osterweil, MS
Specializes in Acupuncture, Podiatry
851 S Sr; 434 Suite 1200
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Osterweil works as an acupuncturist and podiatrist in Orlando, FL, Clermont, FL, and Altamonte Springs, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterweil include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Osterweil accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Osterweil completed a residency program at Genessee Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Jorge Antonio Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2501 North Orange Avenue; Suite 310
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Garcia specializes in pediatric cardiology. He attended medical school at Central University of Ecuador. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Garcia is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Aneurysm, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Ramon Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 N. John Young Parkway
Kissimme, FL
 

Dr. Jose Fernandez is a physician who specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Fernandez attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Fernandez has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez takes.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Asthma

Dr. Steven Gerard Lester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
52 West Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lester is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Lester takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Neck Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher's specialty is adult cardiology. He honors 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 McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Fisher attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
1717 S. Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom works as an allergist/immunologist in Gainesville, FL and Orlando, FL. She has a special interest in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Thatayatikom accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She has received the following distinctions: The Nightingale Award, The Nursing Association of Thailand and The Excellent Student Award, International English Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Maneesh Gossain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
52 West Gore Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Maneesh Gossain practices radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gossain 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Brain Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Sayed Hussain is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Hussain graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Hussain trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Agustin Ramos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2501 North Orange Avenue; Suite 310
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Agustin Ramos is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Ramos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramos include ambulatory event monitoring (AEM), holter monitoring, and heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Ramos completed a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Luis Torres-Aguiar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Torresaguiar practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Clermont, FL, Orlando, FL, and Winter Park, FL. Dr. Torresaguiar attended Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Norwalk Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, ... (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.