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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 is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Alpharetta, GA, Cumming, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Callahan include aspiration pneumonia, sleep study, and bronchoscopy. He is affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Callahan's residency was performed at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Callahan has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult pulmonology in Alpharetta, GA and Cumming, GA. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Mason's clinical interests: aspiration pneumonia, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. She 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Atlanta, GA and Alpharetta, GA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sedor is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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

Dr. Sanjay Shukla works as a family practice physician in Roswell, GA and Suwanee, GA. In addition to English, Dr. Shukla (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shukla's areas of expertise include the following: depression, general care, and anxiety. His professional affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Shukla graduated from Government Medical College, Surat. He trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for his residency. He accepts 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. Anila H Qidwai, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1570 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Anila Qidwai practices family medicine. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qidwai include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. Dr. Qidwai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks 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. Julius Kolawole Adebisi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
401 S Main Street; Suite C7
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Julius Adebisi is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adebisi include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Adebisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Yoruba. Dr. Adebisi's 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 is an allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chacko honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Chacko is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Shama a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shama include prostate problems, menopause, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Shama attended Mysore Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, 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. Sudha Madhuri Cheekati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2795 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Sudha Cheekati's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Dr. Cheekati attended Andhra Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cheekati's clinical interests 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 honors. Dr. Cheekati (or staff) is conversant in 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Vayman's areas of expertise include the following: dizziness, pneumonia, and asthma. She is in-network for HealthSmart, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Vayman's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.