We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Elect Choice HMO near Land O Lakes, FL.

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Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, 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.

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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, Adult Pulmonology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, 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.

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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. Juan Cevallos, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Juan Cevallos specializes in adult pulmonology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cevallos's professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Richard Francis McDonough, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Richard McDonough works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include palliative care, lymphoma, and research. Dr. McDonough is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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All Interests: Research, Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Palliative Care

Dr. Hector L Fontanet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Hector Fontanet works as a cardiologist. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Fontanet attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fontanet is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fontanet takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic, Tampa General Hospital (TGH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, Heart Valve Disease, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Samina Reza, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Samina Reza sees patients in Zephyrhills, FL and Land O Lakes, FL. Her medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Her areas of expertise include lymphoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reza accepts. Dr. Reza attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Reza is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Issues, Colon Problems

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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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