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Dr. Alok Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5453 Gulf Drive; Suite 3
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alok Kumar, who practices in New Port Richey, FL and Bayonet Point, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Kumar attended Patna Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include diabetes, cancer, and heart problems. Dr. Kumar's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Kumar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Imran Khan works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Khan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Khan attended Army Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Mukesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite H
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His clinical interests include emphysema, cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. 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: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Zahid Mohammad Akram, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Zahid Akram works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In addition to English, Dr. Akram (or staff) speaks Urdu. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, asthma, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Dr. Akram attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Akram trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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, lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and diabetes. Dr. Desai accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Desai is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Ali Noorani, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
4746 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amir Noorani is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His clinical interests include holter monitoring, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Noorani's average rating from his patients is 2.5 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. Dr. Noorani has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Noorani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

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

Dr. Bina Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5522 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Bina Jain is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in New Port Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jain include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jain studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Latha Chamarthy specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Pinellas Park, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. She is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College and the University of Madras. Her residency was performed at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. In Dr. Chamarthy's practice, she is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Her average rating from her patients is 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. Dr. Chamarthy speaks the following languages: Telugu and Tamil. She is affiliated with 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. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2208 Duckslough Boulevard; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's medical specialty is family medicine. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Community Hospital, Tampa for residency. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Greenfield speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, heart problems, and biofeedback. Dr. Aggarwal's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He 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 attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lutheran Medical Center for residency. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chowdappa include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. His professional affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chowdappa honors. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chowdappa trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. He speaks Persian.

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

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart problems, hepatitis, and lupus. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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. Navnit Ukabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2254 Us Highway 19
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Navnit Patel is an internist and general pediatrician in Holiday, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He speaks Gujarati. His clinical interests include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Herndon's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Herndon studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herndon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. Dr. Herndon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Access Healthcare, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Primary Care, Immunization, Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Najam Javeed is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Javeed's clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Javeed is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For his residency, Dr. Javeed trained at Jersey City Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Javeed's hospital/clinic 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. Andrew Michael Gellady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
4738 Grand Boulevard; Suite C
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gellady specializes in pediatric infectious disease and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gellady include diabetes, cystic fibrosis (CF), and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gellady honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Gellady is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Mental Retardation, Circumcision, Allergies, Behavior Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Skin ... (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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