We found 3 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier 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 sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and snoring. Dr. Faradyan's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Faradyan studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Faradyan (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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. Samuel A Gurevich, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Gurevich is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. Dr. Gurevich studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Gurevich is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Education, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (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. Dr. Sadler's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, and orthostatic hypotension. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. 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. Dr. Sadler attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

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