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Dr. Latha M Narasimhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
8605 Easthaven Court; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Pinellas Park, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. After completing medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras, she performed her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chamarthy include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Chamarthy is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chamarthy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks the following languages: Telugu and Tamil. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is an adult infectious disease specialist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. She has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwal include heart problems, hepatitis, and lupus. Dr. Agarwal is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon practices family medicine. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Herndon's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He honors 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. Herndon (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Access Healthcare, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed, who practices in Holiday, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Javeed has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Javeed's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
8607 Easthaven Court; Suite 107
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Louis Astra works as a thoracic surgeon. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), lung cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Astra 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. Astra speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Diabetes, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian Adam, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5323 Grand Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ian Adam works as an internist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep apnea, liver disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Adam is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Adam honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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Dr. Madhurima Sanka, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
8605 Easthaven Court; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Madhurima Sanka's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanka include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy patch test, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Sanka 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Sanka attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Sanka (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Skin Testing, Rhinitis, Mouth Problems, Skin Biopsy, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergy Patch Test, ... (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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