We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept TRICARE near Hendersonville, TN.

Dr. Clyde OBrien Southwell, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Sleep Medicine
102 Wessington Place; Suite A
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Clyde Southwell specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and sleep medicine and practices in Hendersonville, TN and Lafayette, TN. Dr. Southwell has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep study, asthma, and insomnia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Allergies, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, Asthma, Insomnia

Dr. Atia Keiata Jordan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
262 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 207
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Atia Jordan works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Hendersonville, TN, Memphis, TN, and Nashville, TN. She is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Jordan focuses on lung problems and sleep problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jordan is a graduate of Domestic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sleep Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
262 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 207
Hendersonville, TN
 

Ms. Ellen O'Kelley works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis. Ms. O'Kelley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Nell Elizabeth Nestor, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
264 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 107
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Nell Nestor practices family medicine in Hendersonville, TN. Dr. Nestor studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, asthma, and anxiety. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nestor accepts MultiPlan, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Breast Pain, Allergies, Strains, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Sprains, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul J Leavitt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 103a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Paul Leavitt's specialty is family medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for his residency. His clinical interests include male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Leavitt is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leavitt is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Ear Pain, Eczema, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael K Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
107 Glen Oak Boulevard; Suite 101
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Lee's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), head surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Lee has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Lee is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis

All Interests: Ear Pain, Bronchitis, Sinuplasty, Neck Pain, Allergies, Voice Disorders, Skin Cancer, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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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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