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

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

Dr. Atia Jordan is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Jordan is especially interested in sleep disorders and lung problems. She is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. She graduated from Domestic. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jordan takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders

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

Ms. Ellen O'Kelley works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Hendersonville, TN and Nashville, TN. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more. Ms. O'Kelley is affiliated with 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

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
102 Wessington Place; Suite A
Hendersonville, TN

Dr. Michael Noto is a specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Noto graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Nell Nestor specializes in family medicine and practices in Hendersonville, TN. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, asthma, and anxiety. Dr. Nestor is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. She takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Paul Leavitt is a family practice physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. Dr. Leavitt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. 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)

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

Dr. Michael Lee works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Gallatin, TN and Hendersonville, TN. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), ear pain, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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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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