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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's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Callahan's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: aspiration pneumonia, sleep study, and bronchoscopy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Callahan has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is 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. Gayle Lee Mason, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Old Milton Parkway; Building C, Suite 425
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Gayle Mason's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Mason is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include aspiration pneumonia, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Her professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sedor accepts. Dr. Sedor speaks Spanish. She 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Qidwai average 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Qidwai graduated from Dow Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Qidwai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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. Dr. Shukla (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include depression, general care, and anxiety. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Shukla attended Government Medical College, Surat and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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
 

In addition to English, Dr. Julius Adebisi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yoruba. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Adebisi is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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. 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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Shama's clinical interests: prostate problems, menopause, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Mysore Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Shama trained at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Shama (or staff) speaks 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. Thomas Chacko, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1360 Upper Hembree; Suite 201
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Chacko is an allergist/immunologist. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chacko trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His areas of clinical interest consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Chacko is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Sudha Madhuri Cheekati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2795 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Sudha Cheekati is a general internist in Duluth, GA and Alpharetta, GA. Her areas of expertise include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and genital warts. Dr. Cheekati honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and a graduate of Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Cheekati (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is 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 an Alpharetta, GA physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her areas of expertise include the following: dizziness, pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Vayman is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in 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.