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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, who practices in Jackson, MS, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Spurzem is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Spurzem is affiliated with 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 is an intensivist and adult pulmonologist. In Dr. Pressler's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer. He is in-network 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer. Dr. Abraham is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. 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: , 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He is especially interested in lung problems. Dr. Rodriguez-Pineda 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, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Jorge Salazar's medical specialty is organ transplantation, maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), and pediatric surgery. Dr. Salazar's areas of clinical interest consist of congenital valve disease and aortic valve repair. Patient ratings for Dr. Salazar average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Salazar attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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

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

Dr. Gailen Marshall practices adult allergy & immunology in Jackson, MS. Dr. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include asthma. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Marshall 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. Stephen Frederick Kemp, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Stephen Kemp is an adult allergist and immunologist in Jackson, MS. Clinical interests for Dr. Kemp include asthma. Dr. Kemp honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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. In his practice, Dr. Geisinger focuses on lung cancer. He is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Richard Deshazo sees patients in Jackson, MS. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. In his practice, Dr. Deshazo focuses on asthma. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Deshazo attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Deshazo'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: , 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 medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. De Delva's clinical interests encompass heart problems, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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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's specialties are diagnostic radiology and nuclear radiology. Dr. Thaggard attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer. He is an in-network provider 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, Cancer

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

Dr. Patricia Stewart works as an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Stewart is especially interested in asthma. She is professionally affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Stewart studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Ray Rodriguez's areas of specialization are allergy and immunology. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. His clinical interests include asthma. Dr. Rodriguez takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Sameul Calvin Thigpen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2500 N State Street; Department of Medicine
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Samuel Thigpen is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Thigpen's clinical interests encompass lung cancer. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He 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. Neenabahen Devendraprasad Dave, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy, Immunology
2500 N State Street; Pediatric Department
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Ninabahen Dave practices allergy and immunology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Dave is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Satyaseelan Packianathan practices radiation oncology. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Packianathan is a graduate of the University of California. Dr. Packianathan is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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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.