We found 3 providers with an interest in obstructive lung disease and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Brandon, FL.
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Dr. Sailesh Shah is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.
Relevant Interests: , Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Dr. Ivan Ackerman is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Ackerman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Ackerman include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Ackerman's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and South Bay Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Ackerman an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ackerman honors.
Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Thoracentesis, Chronic Obstructive Pu ... (Read more)
Dr. Karen Baldwin's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Baldwin has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Baldwin is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Brandon Regional Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Asthma
All Interests: Allergies, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma
adult critical care specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO (11), pulmonologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO (21)?
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Currently in medical care in the United States, there are four main primary care specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Internal medicine is primary care for adults, pediatrics is primary care for children and infants, and geriatrics is primary care for seniors. Family medicine, the broadest specialty, is primary care for all ages.
A family medicine physician is a medical ‘home base’ for patients. They treat all ages, all sexes, all organs, and all diseases. They can see every member of the family, from birth through old age. This allows family medicine doctors to develop long-term relationships with their patients and to understand how their patients’ role in the family affects their health. They can provide check-ups, immunizations, screening services, gynecological exams and obstetric care, routine health care, and health counseling. When more specialized care is needed, a family medicine doctor can refer their patients to appropriate specialists. They can become educators and advocates for their patients in the sometimes overwhelming health care system.
As health care changes in this country, family medicine is a growing specialty for families and individuals who are seeking more personalized health care and a more personal relationship with their physician.
Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine that provides primary care to older adults. Physical health tends to decline with age, and geriatricians work to manage such age-related concerns as chronic illness, frailty, multiple medications, and declining mental health to keep seniors as active and independent as possible.
Some of the most common concerns seen by a geriatrician include:
- Mobility issues, including the need for canes and walkers, as well as preventing falls
- Osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, which affects as many as a quarter of all men and half of all women over fifty
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Incontinence, or the inability to control one’s bladder
- Memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
A geriatrician may also provide their patients with comprehensive care that includes checking on their social health. Seniors are at increased risk for poverty, loneliness, abuse, and injuries in the home. As part of their health care, a geriatrician may inquire about family support, living conditions, or the ability of a patient to perform daily self-care tasks.
In some cases, a geriatrician may serve as an advisor to other physicians on a specific case or condition. However, most of the time geriatrics is a primary care specialty, and geriatricians provide routine health care to the older patients they work with.