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, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Sailesh Shah practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Shah's clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shah takes 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, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Ivan Foster Ackerman, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
402 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Ackerman is an adult pulmonology specialist. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ackerman include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Ackerman's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ackerman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He 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 specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Do include pulmonary hypertension and interventional pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
311 Noland Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Plant City, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Zanchi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Zanchi attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and German. Dr. Zanchi's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
908 S Parsons Avenue; Suite A
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Miriam Gomez's area of specialization is family medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gomez's areas of clinical interest consist of bronchitis, arthritis, and colon problems. She is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchitis, Colon Problems, Arthritis, Angina

Dr. Karen Z Baldwin, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
320 Oakfield Drive; Suite E
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Karen Baldwin works as a pediatrician in Riverview, FL and Brandon, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Baldwin is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cancer, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Baldwin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Baldwin attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina for residency. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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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