We found 43 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Pinellas Park, FL.

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Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan is an adult pulmonology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Newan has a special interest in asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Rajesh K Agrawal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6223 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Agrawal is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Pinellas Park, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, sleep apnea, and lung problems. Dr. Agrawal is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. 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. Dr. Agrawal's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, Dr. Agrawal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems

Dr. Warren Russell Abel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2639 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Warren Abel's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Abel's clinical interests: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and thoracentesis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Thoracentesis, X-Rays

Dr. Ashok Mittal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6185 54th Avenue North
Kenneth City, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Mittal's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Mittal include intensive care, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. Dr. Mittal is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. He attended medical school at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Mittal trained at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Chicago Medical School for residency. He 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: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinubhai C Pansuriya, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6029 Martin Luther King Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. 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. Pansuriya graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College and then he performed his residency at VA Medical Center. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan A. Smith, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine
1769 66th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alan Smith's medical specialty is general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. His areas of expertise include diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Rd David Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Johnson practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He accepts 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: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Krolick at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Krolick 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. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

Dr. Latha M Narasimhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6233 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Latha Chamarthy works as an adult allergist and immunologist in Pinellas Park, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. She speaks Telugu and Tamil. In her practice, Dr. Chamarthy focuses on sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. After completing medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras, Dr. Chamarthy performed her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Chamarthy average 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Nutthapong Tangsinmankong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Tang is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He speaks Thai. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and rashes. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He obtained his medical school training at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Tang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rhinitis, Rashes, Bone Marrow Transplant, Sinusitis, Autoimmune ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post practices adult cardiology in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Post attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients gave Dr. Post an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. George Eric Blanco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Blanco's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Blanco attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Blanco include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Blanco speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Michael Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Cassidy include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Cassidy speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems

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

Dr. Peter Ramon C. Wassmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Peter Wassmer is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Wassmer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wassmer attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. Dr. Wassmer (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaysukhlal Veljibhai Panara, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2299 9th Avenue North; Suite 1f
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jaysukhlal Panara's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Panara include diabetes, infections, and electrocardiogram (EKG). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Panara (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. 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. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Walsh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Walsh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema, lung problems

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged ... (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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