We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Zephyrhills, FL.

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Dr. Juan Cevallos, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
38051 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Juan Cevallos' medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Cevallos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Cevallos trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cevallos accepts.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Joseph Hubaykah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6606 Stadium Drive
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hubaykah specializes in adult pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maryland General Hospital for residency. Dr. Hubaykah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Daniel A Reichmuth, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
38103 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Reichmuth practices allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He 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. Reichmuth studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Spirometry, Cough, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Francis McDonough, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Richard McDonough is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of palliative care, lymphoma, and research. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonough honors. Dr. McDonough studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Dr. McDonough's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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All Interests: Research, Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Palliative Care

Dr. Samina Reza, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Samina Reza's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Her areas of expertise include lymphoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reza honors. She obtained her medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Reza's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems

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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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