We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near Clearwater, FL.

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Joseph Romero DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 405
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Joseph Romero sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Romero's clinical interests include sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Romero is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, Asthma

Merrill Krolick MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a general practitioner, cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Largo, FL, Miramar, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Patient ratings for Dr. Krolick average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Ronald Walsh MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL

Dr. Ronald Walsh specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology and practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Edema, Lung Problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

Benjamin DeVries MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
1573 South Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Benjamin Devries' areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Devries include thyroid problems, minor surgery, and aspiration. Dr. Devries is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Devries is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Spine Problems, Cough, Joint Problems, Skin Lesi ... (Read more)

Dr Mark J Alkire MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1201 South Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Mark Alkire, who practices in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Sun City Center, FL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alkire's clinical interests include lung cancer, nerve block, and esophageal surgery. His professional affiliations include Northside Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Alkire attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Dr. Alkire has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Cancer

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, T ... (Read more)

Dr Xiomara Ramirez Ortega MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.17 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
1007 Jeffords Street; Suite 101
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Xiomara Ramirez-Ortega is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramirez-Ortega include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), alcohol abuse, and menopause. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Ramirez-Ortega attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ramirez-Ortega takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

Dr Mohammad Ilyas Yamani MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.48 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Mohammad Yamani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Yamani's clinical interests include trigger point injections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and diabetes. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamani studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Yamani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Vietnamese. Dr. Yamani's hospital/clinic affiliations include All Care Medical, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Diabetes, Trigger Point Injec ... (Read more)

Dr Jaggers C Keene MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.09 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL

Dr. Jaggers Keene is a family practitioner in Largo, FL. These areas are among Dr. Keene's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Memorial Hermann for residency. Dr. Keene is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group (Florida) and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Pneumonia, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Immunization, Erectile Dysfunction, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Gastrointest ... (Read more)

Victor Arboleda MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
525 S Hercules Avenue; Suite 102
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Victor Arboleda's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Arboleda is a graduate of Central University of Ecuador and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Arboleda is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arboleda is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Trigg ... (Read more)

Michael D Saccente DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.34 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Michael Saccente practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis (CF), and lupus. Dr. Saccente is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. On average, patients gave Dr. Saccente a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Mark C Stine DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13787 Belcher Road S; Suite 100
Largo, FL

Dr. Mark Stine works as an internist in Largo, FL. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. Dr. Stine's professional affiliations include Northside Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stine accepts. Dr. Stine studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Problems

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes

Dr Carlos Jesus Cano MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.36 stars out of 5 (119 ratings)
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL

Dr. Carlos Cano's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cano's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and circumcision. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cano graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Circumcision, Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr Fran E Sterling DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL

Dr. Fran Sterling specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Largo, FL. Dr. Sterling graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sterling include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and circumcision. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sterling is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Circumcision, Spinal Manipulation, Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL

Dr. Steven Morgan's specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Morgan speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Morgan include cystic fibrosis (CF) and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lloyd Noland Hospital and Health Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr Norman Urich DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 2.91 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
1762 N Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Norman Urich is a family medicine physician and geriatrician. Dr. Urich (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Polish, and Russian. His areas of expertise include diabetes, parkinson's disease, and osteoporosis. Dr. Urich is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Urich is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Urinalysis, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Asthma, Injuries, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Anxiety, ... (Read more)

Dr Rajendra Kochikar Pai M D
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2370 Drew Street; Suite B
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Rajendra Pai is a general pediatrician. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Pai's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. His clinical interests include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. Dr. Pai honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Behavior Problems, Hay Fever, Infections

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