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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 an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Jackson, MS. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Spurzem is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Jackson, MS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pressler include lung cancer. His professional affiliations include G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Pressler accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Abraham focuses on lung cancer. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Abraham is a graduate of 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. Oscar Manuel Rodriguez Pineda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Oscar Rodriguez-Pineda is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Jackson, MS. He is especially interested in lung problems. Dr. Rodriguez-Pineda takes 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 specializes in organ transplantation, maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), and pediatric surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Salazar's areas of clinical interest consist of congenital valve disease and aortic valve repair. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Salazar's hospital/clinic 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marshall include asthma. Dr. Marshall is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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. Stephen Frederick Kemp, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Stephen Kemp is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He works in Jackson, MS. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Kemp honors 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. Meisam Hosseinabadi Moghbelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Meisam Moghbelli specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Moghbelli's areas of expertise consist of heart transplant, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. His professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Isfahan Medical School. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Richard Deshazo's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests encompass asthma. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Deshazo studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Deshazo's professional 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. Kim Robert Geisinger, MD
Specializes in Cytopathology
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Kim Geisinger practices cytopathology in Jackson, MS. Clinical interests for Dr. Geisinger include lung cancer. Dr. Geisinger is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. De Delva has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. His professional affiliations include G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer. He is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Thaggard studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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 medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma. She is affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Stewart attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She is in-network for 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's medical specialty is allergy and immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rodriguez include asthma. He is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Rodriguez honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Ninabahen Dave works as an allergist and immunologist. In her practice, Dr. Dave focuses on asthma. Dr. Dave is in-network for 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 works as a radiation oncologist in Jackson, MS. Dr. Packianathan's areas of expertise include lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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.