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Dr. Michael H. Link MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.38 stars (19 ratings)
2902 17th Street
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Michael Link's specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Link speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Link trained at Naval Hospital Jacksonville for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert L. Barrett MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.55 stars (9 ratings)
3114 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Robert Barrett practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barrett include pulmonary valve disease, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Barrett is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Poinciana Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick W. Fisher D.O.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2900 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher, who practices in Saint Cloud, FL and Winter Park, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). 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.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Shah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: hepatitis, restless leg syndrome, and physical exams. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before completing his residency at PinnacleHealth, Dr. Shah attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Gujarati.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad A. Hizkil MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, restless leg syndrome, and physical exams. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Hizkil is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Khurram Moin M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3102 17th Street; Suite 214
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Khurram Moin specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Kissimmee, FL, Poinciana, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, pulmonary valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Moin 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. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Moin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Poinciana Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Chung M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3008 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Chung is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Chung accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dianne S. Zullow MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
3102 17th Street; Suite 214
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Dianne Zullow is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include pulmonary valve disease, second opinions, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Patient ratings for Dr. Zullow average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zullow takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Zullow's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Poinciana Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Second Opinions, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include hepatitis, restless leg syndrome, and physical exams. Dr. Khan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed M.D.
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
average rating 4.8 stars (5 ratings)
3106 17th Street
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed sees patients in Kissimmee, FL, Poinciana, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), asthma, and allergies. Dr. Ahmed honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mysore and residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and Poinciana, FL).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Allergies, Dermatitis

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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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