We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Hudson, FL.

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Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13740 Office Park Court; Suite A (fivay Professional Center)
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel, who practices in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, cancer, and bronchitis. 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. Patel is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. He trained at Woodhull Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhika Menon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13733 Office Park Court; Suite A
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Radhika Menon specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Menon (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and parkinson's disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Associates in Internal Medicine, and Medical Center of Trinity. She studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. Dr. Menon's training includes residency programs at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Menon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Government Medical College. He trained at Lutheran Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Young, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 130 Building 100
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Robert Young is a Hudson, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Young a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. 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. Young graduated from Spain. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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

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

Dr. Ivan A Ramos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11910 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Ramos is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Ramos's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, biofeedback, and sleep apnea. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, Cigna, and more. After completing medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena, Dr. Ramos performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Electrocardiogram, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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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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