We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept TRICARE near Hendersonville, TN.

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Atia K Jordan MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (33 ratings)
262 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 207
Hendersonville, TN

Dr. Atia Jordan is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Jordan is rated highly by her patients. She is especially interested in sleep disorders and lung problems. She is affiliated with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more. She is a graduate of Domestic.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
262 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 207
Hendersonville, TN

Ms. Ellen O'Kelley's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Ms. O'Kelley is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Lung Problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Thomas Zimmerman
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
304 Northcreek Boulevard; Suite 200
Goodlettsville, TN

Dr. Thomas Zimmerman is a physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney problems, and liver disease. Dr. Zimmerman is affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zimmerman accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Problems

All Interests: Liver Disease, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Kidney Problems

Dr Nell E Nestor MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.1 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
264 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 107
Hendersonville, TN

Dr. Nell Nestor is a family medicine physician. Dr. Nestor's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, adolescent issues, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. Dr. Nestor is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Allergies, Diabetes, Arthritis, Endocrine Diseases, Anxiety, Asthma

Michael K Lee MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 1.62 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
107 Glen Oak Boulevard; Suite 101
Hendersonville, TN

Dr. Michael Lee is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include sinusitis (sinus infection), ear pain, and sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. He is conversant in Chinese. He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchitis

All Interests: Ear Pain, Bronchitis, Sinuplasty, Neck Pain, Allergies, Voice Disorders, Skin Cancer, Sleep Apnea, S ... (Read more)

Paul J Leavitt MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.86 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 103a
Hendersonville, TN

Dr. Paul Leavitt is a family medicine physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Leavitt average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leavitt's clinical interests include male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. Dr. Leavitt is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchitis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Ear Pain, Adolescent Issues, Dizziness, Immuniza ... (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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