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We found 18 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Jackson, MS.

Dr. John Robert Spurzem, MS, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. John Spurzem is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Spurzem has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Spurzem's hospital/clinic affiliations include G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Joe M Pressler Jr., MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Joe Pressler's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer. His professional affiliations include G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Pressler studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

Dr. George Ellis Abraham III, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. George Abraham is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abraham include lung cancer. Dr. Abraham's hospital/clinic affiliations include G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

Dr. Oscar Manuel Rodriguez Pineda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Oscar Rodriguez-Pineda practices pediatric pulmonology in Jackson, MS. His clinical interests encompass lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Rodriguez-Pineda honors Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Jorge Douglas Salazar, MD
Specializes in Organ Transplantation, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Jorge Salazar is a physician who specializes in organ transplantation, maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), and pediatric surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. For his residency, Dr. Salazar trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise consist of congenital valve disease and aortic valve repair. Dr. Salazar's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Heart Valve Repair, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Meisam Hosseinabadi Moghbelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Meisam Moghbelli's medical specialty is adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He attended medical school at Isfahan Medical School. Dr. Moghbelli's areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH), G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

Dr. Gailen Daugherty Marshall Jr., MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Gailen Marshall is an adult allergist and immunologist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marshall include asthma. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Marshall has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Stephen Frederick Kemp, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Stephen Kemp specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kemp's clinical interests include asthma. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Richard Denson De Shazo, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Richard Deshazo is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Deshazo include asthma. Dr. Deshazo is professionally affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Kim Robert Geisinger, MD
Specializes in Cytopathology
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Kim Geisinger is a Jackson, MS physician who specializes in cytopathology. Dr. Geisinger's clinical interests include lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Geisinger honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

Dr. Pierre Edouard De Delva, BS, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Pierre De Delva's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. De Delva is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. De Delva is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer

Dr. Anson L Thaggard, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Anson Thaggard works as a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear radiologist in Jackson, MS. His areas of expertise include lung cancer. Dr. Thaggard accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Thaggard is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Cancer

Dr. Patricia Honea Stewart, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Patricia Stewart is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stewart include asthma. She is professionally affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Stewart graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Stewart accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Ray Jaime Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Ray Rodriguez is an allergy and immunology specialist. He has a special interest in asthma. He is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Neenabahen Devendraprasad Dave, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology
2500 N State Street; Pediatric Department
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Ninabahen Dave specializes in allergy and immunology and practices in Jackson, MS. Her areas of expertise include asthma. Dr. Dave honors Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Satyaseelan Packianathan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Satyaseelan Packianathan is a radiation oncologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Packianathan is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of California. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer

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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.