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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Alpharetta, GA.

Dr. Daniel Francis Callahan, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1357 Hembree Road; Suite 120
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Callahan, who practices in Roswell, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Cumming, GA, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: aspiration pneumonia, sleep study, and bronchoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Callahan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Callahan's residency was performed at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, pneumonia, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pneumonia, Aspiration Pneumonia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Gayle Lee Mason, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1357 Hembree Road; Suite 100
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Gayle Mason sees patients in Roswell, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Cumming, GA. Her medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Mason is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include aspiration pneumonia, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Mason is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, pneumonia, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pneumonia, Aspiration Pneumonia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Christine Sedor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3300 Old Milton Parkway; Suite 300
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Julia Sedor specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Atlanta, GA and Alpharetta, GA. In Dr. Sedor's practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sedor is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Anila H Qidwai, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1570 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Anila Qidwai's area of specialization is family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qidwai include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Qidwai attended Dow Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Executive Health, Family Planning, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Obesity, Shingles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Kanubhai Shukla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Hembree Road; Suite 100
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Sanjay Shukla specializes in family medicine and practices in Roswell, GA and Suwanee, GA. Dr. Shukla's areas of expertise include depression, general care, and anxiety. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Surat and performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Shukla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shukla is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julius Kolawole Adebisi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
401 S Main Street; Suite C7
Alpharetta, GA
 

Before performing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Julius Adebisi attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Adebisi include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Adebisi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adebisi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yoruba. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Chacko, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1360 Upper Hembree; Suite 201
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Chacko sees patients in Roswell, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Cumming, GA. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Chacko's practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Chacko attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chacko is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Skin Testing, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Savitha Shama, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
735 North Main Street; Suite 1100
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Savitha Shama's specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. She practices in Alpharetta, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Shama is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shama's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, menopause, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Mysore Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Shama (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Shama is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudha Madhuri Cheekati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2795 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Sudha Cheekati practices general internal medicine in Duluth, GA and Alpharetta, GA. Her education and training includes medical school at Andhra Medical College and residency at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cheekati include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and genital warts. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheekati takes. Dr. Cheekati (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Cheekati is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Genital Warts, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Lyudmila Vayman, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3005 Royal Boulevard South; Suite 110
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Lyudmila Vayman is a general pediatrician in Alpharetta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Vayman include dizziness, pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Vayman takes HealthSmart, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Headache, Dizziness, Chest Pain, Allergy Testing, Infections, Pneumonia, Asthma

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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.