We found 22 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Homestead, FL.

Showing 1-16 of 22
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4224 North Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Vydyula's clinical interests include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

Read more

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial ... (Read more)

Dr. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4224 North Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shah is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

Read more

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Restrepo-Jaramillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Restrepo-Jaramillo's areas of specialization are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo 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. Before completing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo attended medical school at Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4900 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, 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. He attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For his professional training, Dr. Zanchi completed residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Patients rated Dr. Zanchi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Zanchi (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
17 Davis Boulevard; 17 Davis Medical Building
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marisa Couluris is a pediatric pulmonologist in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Couluris include cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and pneumonia. Dr. Couluris accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Couluris is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Pneumonia

Dr. Bruce M Schnapf, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Schnapf specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. He 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. Dr. Schnapf has received professional recognition including the following: Pediatric Attending of the Year Award, Awarded by Pediatric Residents; Governor's Community Service Award, American College of Chest Physicians; and Intern Teaching Award, Awarded by Pediatric Fqaculty of Case Western Reserve University. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. David Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4714 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Rosenberg, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Asthma

Dr. Latha M Narasimhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4543 S Manhattan Avenue; Suite 102
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Pinellas Park, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. She is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras. Her residency was performed at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. In Dr. Chamarthy's practice, she is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chamarthy speaks the following languages: Telugu and Tamil. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hay Fever

Dr. Cedric D Sheffield, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 725
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sheffield attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire practices vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alkire include lung cancer, nerve block, and esophageal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northside Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Alkire has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Alkire speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Sam Diasti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sam Diasti is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Clinical interests for Dr. Diasti include sleep apnea, wellness visit, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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. Diasti (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Diasti is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Laber is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Dr. Laber takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Huron Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. Dr. Laber is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheryl A Reed, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cheryl Reed specializes in family medicine. Dr. Reed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and wellness visit. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Reed is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Heritage Valley Beaver's residency program. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Cigna.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3218 Azeele
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Miller, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Miller speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Miller at an average of 3.0 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.

Read more

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

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Wellness ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Nmn Mena, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2835 West De Leon Street; Suite 104
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Mena specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Tampa, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Mena include sleep apnea, wellness visit, and liver disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mena accepts. He attended National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for residency. Dr. Mena (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Mena is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hotchkiss include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hotchkiss accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Hotchkiss has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.