We found 35 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Mark Louis Brantly, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Brantly's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Brantly attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brantly completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His areas of clinical interest consist of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Brantly's distinctions include: Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, University of Florida; Outstanding Clinical Research Faculty, University of Florida College of Medicine; and Alpha1 National Association Award. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Dr. Peruvemba Sundaram Sriram, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peruvemba Sriram's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Sriram (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Sriram's areas of expertise include lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Sriram attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. 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.

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

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Pralay Kumar Sarkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Room M452, Health Sciences Building, Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Pralay Sarkar is an adult pulmonology specialist. He is especially interested in intensive care and lung problems. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Sarkar attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. For his residency, Dr. Sarkar trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarkar honors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Ultrasound, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Transesophageal Echocardiography

Dr. Michael Alan Jantz, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jantz is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jantz include non-small cell lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Jantz attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jantz include: 2014-2015: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; 2012-2013: Master Clinician Award, University of Florida; and Consumer Research Most Compassionate Doctor Award.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Mohammad Emtiazjoo, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
2000 Sw Archer Road; 3rd Floor
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Amir Emtiazjoo is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Emtiazjoo focuses on lung transplant, heart transplant, and lung problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Emtiazjoo attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Emtiazjoo has received the following distinction: The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), Best case presentation. CHEST 2011, Honolulu, HI. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant

Dr. Mary H Wagner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mary Wagner is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Wagner has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wagner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lauzardo, MS, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Lauzardo is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pulmonary tuberculosis. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Lauzardo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Lauzardo has received the following distinctions: The Department of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award; Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award; and Gold Humanism Honor Society Faculty Inductee. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary tuberculosis

All Interests: Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Dr. Natalia Isabel Moguillansky, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Natalia Moguillansky's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moguillansky include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Moguillansky is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Moguillansky's medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: the University of Buenos Aires - School of Medicine: Graduated with honors and Annual Chest Meeting. Finalist, 2006 Chest Foundation's Young Investigator Award. Dr. Moguillansky speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Wael Nasser, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Wael Nasser's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. Dr. Nasser attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include the following: acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis (blood poisoning). Dr. Nasser is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital, the University of Florida Health (UF Health), and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis

Dr. Hiren Jitendra Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hiren Mehta is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

Dr. Andres Pelaez Freidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road; #100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andres Pelaez is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Pelaez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Pelaez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplant, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Dr. Eric Stephen Papierniak, DO
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eric Papierniak is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Papierniak's clinical interests encompass asthma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts 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: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Mutasim N Abu Hasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mutasim Abu-Hasan's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. In Dr. Abu-Hasan's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Abu-Hasan speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Arundhati Arepally Arepally, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2000 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Runi Foster's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Foster honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Medical College of Georgia for medical school, she completed her residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Dr. Mark Steven Bleiweis, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Bleiweis' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Bleiweis's areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bleiweis has received include American College of Surgery, Fellow; Adult Congenital Heart Association; and American Heart Association. He is affiliated with UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Down Syndrome, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Quillen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. David Quillen is a family practitioner in Gainesville, FL. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Quillen performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Quillen include diabetes, preventive care, 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. Dr. Quillen's distinctions include: Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2008, 2009 and College of Medicine Dean's Top 5% Teachers, 2003, 2004. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Preventive Care

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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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