We found 17 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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spurzem include cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Jackson, MS. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pressler include lung cancer. Dr. Pressler is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer. Dr. Abraham is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham'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: , 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 is a Jackson, MS physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Rodriguez-Pineda's clinical interests include lung problems. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Jorge Douglas Salazar, MD
Specializes in Organ Transplantation, Thoracic Surgery
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Jorge Salazar specializes in organ transplantation and thoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of congenital valve disease and aortic valve repair. Dr. Salazar takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Salazar speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart transplant, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH), G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Moghbelli honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Isfahan Medical School.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marshall include asthma. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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, who practices in Jackson, MS, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Deshazo focuses on asthma. He is professionally affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Deshazo is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Stephen Kemp practices allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kemp include asthma. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Kemp graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Kim Geisinger specializes in cytopathology. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is especially interested in lung cancer. Dr. Geisinger is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Anson Thaggard practices diagnostic radiology and nuclear radiology in Jackson, MS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thaggard include lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Thaggard attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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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 practices allergy & immunology in Jackson, MS. Her clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Stewart takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Her 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. Ray Jaime Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Ray Rodriguez is a specialist in allergy and immunology. He works in Jackson, MS. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Rodriguez accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Pierre De Delva is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Jackson, MS. Clinical interests for Dr. De Delva include heart problems, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Anne B Yates, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Anne Yates specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. In her practice, Dr. Yates focuses on asthma. Dr. Yates is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Yates 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, who practices in Jackson, MS, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Packianathan's clinical interests include lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He studied medicine at the University of California. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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.
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