We found 3 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Dr. Sam Michael Faradyan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
525 Okeechobee Boulevard; 14th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Sam Faradyan is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faradyan include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Faradyan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and German.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, lung abscess, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diego B Sadler, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1401 Forum Way; #300
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. Diego Sadler practices adult cardiology in West Palm Beach, FL, Atlantis, FL, and Weston, FL. He attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Sadler's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, and orthostatic hypotension. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadler honors. In addition to English, Dr. Sadler speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4440 Beacon Circle; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL

Dr. James Kirvin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in West Palm Beach, FL and Jupiter, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirvin's clinical interests include knee problems, scoliosis, and leg problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirvin graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Shoulder ... (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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