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Michael Newan MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.03 stars (8 ratings)
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan works as a pulmonologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Newan has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and French. Dr. Newan's professional 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

Rajesh Agrawal MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 3.5 stars (11 ratings)
6223 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Agrawal is a Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Agrawal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests encompass bronchoscopy, sleep apnea, and lung problems. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Agrawal trained at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Ashok Mittal MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
average rating 1.37 stars (2 ratings)
6185 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Mittal is an adult pulmonology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mittal include intensive care, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Before performing his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Chicago Medical School, Dr. Mittal attended Dayanand Medical College & Hospital for medical school. He accepts 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, asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Vinubhai C. Pansuriya MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
average rating 1.5 stars (1 rating)
2180 9th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vinubhai Pansuriya specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Pansuriya 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 obtained his medical school training at M.P. Shah Medical College and performed his residency at VA Medical Center. Dr. Pansuriya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

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Merrill Krolick, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, 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)

Peter Wassmer, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Peter Wassmer's areas of specialization are general practice and adult cardiology. Dr. Wassmer obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. His areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wassmer (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

Robert Sheppard, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sheppard specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Sheppard's areas of expertise include the following: syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Sheppard attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Gregg Schuyler, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregg Schuyler's areas of specialization are general practice and adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuyler include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Schuyler 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 studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Schuyler completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

James Post, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Other
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post's specialties are general practice and adult cardiology. He practices in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Post honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Post's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

John Walsh, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.1 stars (5 ratings)
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Walsh specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh honors. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Walsh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

William Minnix, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.25 stars (8 ratings)
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Minnix's specialties are general practice and general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Minnix at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Minnix include thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center for residency. Dr. Minnix is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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George Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Blanco's medical specialty is general practice and adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanco include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He 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 a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Blanco's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

Dennis Cassidy, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cassidy takes. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

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

Samantha Avery, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Avery is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general practice and adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Avery's clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avery accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Avery is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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Alexander Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
average rating 2.25 stars (1 rating)
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Johnson works as a general practitioner and adult cardiologist. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. 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 obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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Timothy Carlson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.45 stars (29 ratings)
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Tim Carlson specializes in general practice, family medicine, and general internal medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Carlson a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carlson include thyroid problems, heart problems, and liver disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlson takes. Before performing his residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Carlson attended the University of Health Sciences Antigua for medical school. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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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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