We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Bronze near Locust Grove, GA.

Dr. Abiodun Gbadero Olatidoye, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4899 Bill Gardner Parkway; #200
Locust Grove, GA
 

Dr. Abiodun Olatidoye practices adult cardiology. Dr. Olatidoye is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's residency program. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4899 Bill Gardner Parkway; #200
Locust Grove, GA
 

Dr. Moongilmadugu Inba-Vazhvu specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Riverdale, GA, Fayetteville, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Inba-Vazhvu obtained his medical school training at Stanley Medical College and performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Repair, Electrocardiogram, Mitral Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikram Reddy Mandadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4899 Bill Gardner Parkway; #200
Locust Grove, GA
 

Dr. Vikram Mandadi's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, exercise physiology, and angina. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandadi attended medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Repair, Renal Vascular Disease, Electrocardiogram, Mitral Stenosis, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Fred Kennard Hood, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
65 Old Jackson Road
Mcdonough, GA
 

Dr. F. Hood is a family medicine physician. His areas of expertise include the following: general care, women's health issues, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Dr. Hood studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hood's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sonny Carter Graduate Scholar, Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.