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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Spurzem is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pressler include lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Pressler attended medical school at the University of Mississippi 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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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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer. He is affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Abraham honors 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. Oscar Manuel Rodriguez Pineda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Oscar Rodriguez-Pineda works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Jackson, MS. In his practice, Dr. Rodriguez-Pineda focuses on lung problems. Dr. Rodriguez-Pineda is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He takes Medicare insurance.

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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 works as an organ transplant specialist and chest surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salazar's areas of expertise consist of congenital valve disease and aortic valve repair. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He is an in-network provider for 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. Dr. Salazar speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moghbelli include heart transplant, heart failure, and pulmonary hypertension. His professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH), G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Moghbelli studied medicine at Isfahan Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 specialist in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include asthma. Dr. Marshall is affiliated with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Marshall has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kemp include asthma. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Kemp 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's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Deshazo studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is especially interested in asthma. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. 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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All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Kim Geisinger is a specialist in cytopathology. He works in Jackson, MS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Geisinger include lung cancer. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Geisinger is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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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 medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. De Delva is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. De Delva 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: 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 is a diagnostic radiology and nuclear radiology specialist in Jackson, MS. In his practice, Dr. Thaggard focuses on lung cancer. He is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Thaggard takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Thaggard is a graduate of 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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in Jackson, MS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stewart include asthma. She takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Stewart is 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. Ray Jaime Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Immunology
2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS
 

Dr. Ray Rodriguez specializes in allergy and immunology. In his practice, Dr. Rodriguez focuses on asthma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine.

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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 oncology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Packianathan attended medical school at 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

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

Dr. Anne Yates' specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yates include asthma. Dr. Yates takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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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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