We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Land O Lakes, FL.

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

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. He has a special interest in asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Vydyula 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. In addition to English, Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Vydyula's professional affiliations include 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: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial ... (Read more)

Dr. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Juan Cevallos, who practices in Zephyrhills, FL and Land O Lakes, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Cevallos is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Mahesh M Bhambore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21762 State Road 54
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore sees patients in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. For his residency, Dr. Bhambore trained at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and wellness visit. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhambore's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Primary Care, Immunization, Hypertension, Vaccines, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 N. Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and sleep apnea. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard McDonough is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Zephyrhills, FL and Land O Lakes, FL. His areas of expertise consist of palliative care, lymphoma, and research. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, and Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. McDonough graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonough honors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay works as a family practitioner in Lutz, FL. These areas are among Dr. Lindsay's clinical interests: steroid injections, warts, and adolescent gynecology. She 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. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Lindsay is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Cryosurgery, Primary Care, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 North Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Choksi include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Choksi attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choksi takes.

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

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Primary Care, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hector Fontanet specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Land O Lakes, FL. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fontanet's 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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fontanet is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Samina Reza specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Zephyrhills, FL and Land O Lakes, FL. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Reza has a special interest in lymphoma. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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