We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna HMO near Roswell, GA.

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Dr. Sachin Lavania, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2500 Hospital Boulevard; Suite 420
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Sachin Lavania specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Roswell, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lavania include intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Lavania is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He takes United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lavania attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Lavania (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Daniel Callahan, who practices in Alpharetta, GA, Cumming, GA, and Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Callahan include aspiration pneumonia, sleep study, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Callahan is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Callahan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Charlotte Memorial Hospital for residency. He 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. Suresh R Gudur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11810 North Fall Lane; Suite 1202
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Suresh Gudur is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Gudur is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gudur include prostate problems, genital warts, and menopause. His professional affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He studied medicine at Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Dr. Gudur completed his residency training at Prince George's Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gudur is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Obesity, Shingles, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julius Adebisi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Adebisi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Adebisi attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Adebisi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Yoruba. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar 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. John K Attokaren, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
11600 Atlantis Place; Suite B
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. John Attokaren's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is a graduate of Bangalore University and St. John's Medical College. Dr. Attokaren completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, VA Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Attokaren accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Attokaren speaks Malayalam. He is affiliated with Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Renal Vascular Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Nuclear ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anila Qidwai's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. Dr. Qidwai's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Qidwai's professional affiliations include Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Chacko's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chacko average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chacko's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Chacko attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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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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