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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12199 Indian Rocks Road; Suite 2
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Tammy Ferro, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Phoenix VA Health Care System and Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferro include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and asthma. Dr. Ferro is in-network 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. Ferro (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Ferro is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), asthma, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Pulmonary Embolism, Chronic ... (Read more)

Merrill Krolick, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a general practitioner, adult cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. Dr. Krolick (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Krolick is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Benjamin DeVries, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
1573 South Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Devries works as a general practitioner and family medicine practitioner in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Devries's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, minor surgery, and aspiration. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Spine Problems, Cough, Joint Problems, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaggers C. Keene M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.09 stars (8 ratings)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jaggers Keene's area of specialization is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Keene's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group (Florida) and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Dr. Keene attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Memorial Hermann. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Immunization, Erectile Dysfunction, Skin Cancer, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Venkata G. Budharaju MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.04 stars (23 ratings)
8839 Bryan Dairy Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Budharaju is an adult endocrinologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Budharaju attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Budharaju include menopause, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Budharaju is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Budharaju is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Budharaju (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Migraine, Heart Problems, Urinalysis, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ingrid Zumaran M.D.
Specializes in Geriatrics
9555 Seminole Boulevard; Suite 104
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Ingrid Zumaran is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Zumaran include diabetes, substance abuse, and medication management. She 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. Dr. Zumaran graduated from Charles University and then she performed her residency at Lutheran Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, she speaks Slovak. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Skin Cancer, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Diabetes, Medication Management, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
13540 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Murphy specializes in family medicine and practices in Largo, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include thyroid problems, minor surgery, and aspiration. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Spine Problems, Cough, Joint Problems, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Michael D. Saccente D.O.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.34 stars (8 ratings)
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Saccente a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis (CF), and lupus. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Saccente takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Jesus Cano MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 4.36 stars (119 ratings)
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Cano specializes in general pediatrics. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and circumcision. On average, patients gave Dr. Cano a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cano speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Circumcision, Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Fran E. Sterling DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Fran Sterling's specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and circumcision. Dr. Sterling takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sterling is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Circumcision, Spinal Manipulation, Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 3.75 stars (12 ratings)
1395 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Steven Morgan is a Largo, FL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Morgan's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan honors. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Morgan completed his residency training at Lloyd Noland Hospital and Health Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Norman Urich D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 2.91 stars (17 ratings)
1762 N Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Norman Urich's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Urich average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, parkinson's disease, and osteoporosis. Dr. Urich honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Urich (or staff) speaks French, Polish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Urinalysis, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Asthma, Injuries, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Anxiety, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajendra Kochikar Pai M D
Specializes in General Pediatrics
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
2370 Drew Street; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Pai specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Pai (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Pai include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. Dr. Pai's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Pai attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Behavior Problems, Hay Fever, Infections

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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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