We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna HMO near Roswell, GA.

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Dr. Sachin Lavania, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2500 Hospital Boulevard; Suite 420
Roswell, GA

Dr. Sachin Lavania practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Roswell, GA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care and lung problems. His professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Lavania is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Palmetto Health Richland. In addition to English, Dr. Lavania (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Daniel F Callahan, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1357 Hembree Road; Suite 120
Roswell, GA

Dr. Daniel Callahan specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Callahan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: aspiration pneumonia, sleep study, and bronchoscopy. His professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Callahan takes. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Callahan completed his residency training at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pneumonia, Aspiration Pneumonia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Chacko, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1360 Upper Hembree Road; Suite 201b
Roswell, GA

Dr. Thomas Chacko's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Chacko's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chacko's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Skin Testing, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Julius Kolawole Adebisi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
401 S Main Street; Suite C7
Alpharetta, GA

Dr. Julius Adebisi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yoruba. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adebisi include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Adebisi's education and training includes medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, ... (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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