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
102 Wessington Place; Suite A
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Clyde Southwell is a physician who specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Southwell's areas of expertise include sleep study, asthma, and insomnia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. She has a special interest in lung problems and sleep problems. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Jordan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis. Dr. Jordan attended medical school at Domestic. She is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, Ms. O'Kelley focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Ms. O'Kelley's professional affiliations include Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Paul Leavitt practices family medicine in Hendersonville, TN. His clinical interests include male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. Dr. Leavitt has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leavitt completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He 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. Nell Elizabeth Nestor, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
264 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 107
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Nell Nestor works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Nestor attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, asthma, and anxiety. The average patient rating for Dr. Nestor is 3.0 stars out of 5. MultiPlan, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nestor honors. She is professionally 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. Michael K Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
107 Glen Oak Boulevard; Suite 101
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lee is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), head surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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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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