We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Open Access near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Sailesh Naresh Shah D.O.
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Shah focuses on sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Ivan Foster Ackerman M.D
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 2.41 stars (9 ratings)
402 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Ackerman is an adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ackerman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ackerman studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Ackerman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Ackerman is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan Minh Do MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Do's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Do include pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Do graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dragos G. Zanchi M.D
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 4.18 stars (4 ratings)
311 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Zanchi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Zanchi attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and German. Dr. Zanchi is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Thoracentesis, Pulse ... (Read more)

Dr. Miriam Gomez M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
908 S Parsons Avenue; Suite A
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Miriam Gomez is a family practice physician in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. Her areas of expertise include bronchitis, arthritis, and colon problems. Dr. Gomez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gomez's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchitis, Colon Problems, Arthritis

Karen A. Baldwin MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 3.77 stars (10 ratings)
320 Oakfield Drive; Suite E
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Karen Baldwin is a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baldwin include cancer, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Baldwin studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. Patient ratings for Dr. Baldwin average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Attention Deficit Disorder, 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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