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
1222 S. Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Andres Pelaez works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. 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. Dr. Pelaez is especially interested in lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emtiazjoo include lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has received the distinction of The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), Best case presentation. CHEST 2011, Honolulu, HI. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He is a graduate of Kurnool Medical College. His medical residency was performed at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Chandrashekaran is especially interested in lung transplant and lung problems. Dr. Chandrashekaran is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Winner of Grand Medical Jeopardy 2003, St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL.. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Nasser is especially interested in acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis (blood poisoning). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. His hospital/clinic 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Osterweil include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osterweil accepts. His training includes a residency program at Genessee Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Moxibustion, Common Cold, Cupping, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Garcia works as a pediatric cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Garcia average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of Ecuador and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a family practitioner and general OB/GYN in Kissimmee, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Fernandez has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Patrick Fisher is an adult cardiology specialist in Orlando, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher accepts. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fisher completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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

Dr. Steven Lester works as a radiation oncologist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Lester trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Sayed Hussain, who practices in Winter Park, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. Dr. Hussain is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hussain accepts. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hussain trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom is an allergist/immunologist in Gainesville, FL and Orlando, FL. Her areas of expertise consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thatayatikom honors. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. 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 completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Gossain attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gossain is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Roberto Torres-Aguiar works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Clermont, FL, Orlando, FL, and Winter Park, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torres-Aguiar attended Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Norwalk Hospital for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Agustin Ramos works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Ramos has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramos include ambulatory event monitoring (AEM), holter monitoring, and heart failure. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Ramos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Ramos is 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, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Pulmonary ... (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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