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

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Dr. Atia Keiata Jordan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
262 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 207
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Atia Jordan's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Jordan has a special interest in sleep disorders and lung problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Domestic. She is professionally affiliated with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
102 Wessington Place; Suite A
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Noto is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Noto is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Ms. Ellen O'Kelley's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. O'Kelley is affiliated with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Paul J Leavitt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 103a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Paul Leavitt specializes in family medicine and practices in Hendersonville, TN. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, female incontinence, and depression. Dr. Leavitt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leavitt's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Nell Elizabeth Nestor, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
264 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 107
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Nell Nestor specializes in family medicine and practices in Hendersonville, TN. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nestor include diabetes, adolescent issues, and asthma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Nestor attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael K Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
107 Glen Oak Boulevard; Suite 101
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Lee's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), ear pain, and sleep apnea. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Lee is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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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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