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We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Beverly, MA.

Dr. Timothy Neil Liesching, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Liesching is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Burlington, MA and Beverly, MA. Dr. Liesching (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and German. Dr. Liesching's areas of expertise include intensive care, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. His professional affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Liesching honors Medicare, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liesching include: **also Specialty In Critical Care** and Boston Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ghazwan Acash, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Ghazwan Acash is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Acash is especially interested in lung cancer and interventional pulmonology. He is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Acash attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lahey Clinic and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Certificate of Excellence in Education from the; Recipient of International Fellowship exchange; and Resident of the Year Award 1997. St. Joseph. Dr. Acash speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer

Dr. Harriet Alexander Bering, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
77 Herrick Street; Suite 101
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Harriet Bering works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Beverly, MA. She is especially interested in blood cancers, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bering is in-network for Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, Aetna, and more. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa . and Summa cum Laude. Dr. Bering speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beverly Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Blood Cancers, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Andrew Ira Ober, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
114r Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Ober's specialties are pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. He practices in Salem, MA, Peabody, MA, and Chelmsford, MA. Dr. Ober's areas of expertise consist of exercise induced asthma, angioedema, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Beverly Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ober studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ober trained at Rochester General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Angioedema, Exercise Induced Asthma, Asthma

Dr. James A Maclean, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
114r Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. James Maclean sees patients in Boston, MA, Salem, MA, and Danvers, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Maclean's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maclean is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at International. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; 1981-85 Faculty Scholar; and 85 J.w. Mcconnell Award. Dr. Maclean (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Jeanne Elizabeth Gose, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
114r Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Jeanne Gose is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Gose is especially interested in asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergies. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Union Hospital. Dr. Gose has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Cristina Mazzoni Mazzoni Palumbo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
Asthma & Allergy Affiliates; 114r Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Cristina Palumbo is a pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist. She has a special interest in asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA) and Union Hospital. Dr. Palumbo is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. Coventry, Viant, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palumbo honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Palumbo's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Rajitha Sunkara, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Rajitha Sunkara practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Beverly, MA and Gloucester, MA. After completing medical school at Guntur Medical College, she performed her residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. She has a special interest in lung cancer, blood cancers, and colon cancer. Dr. Sunkara takes Medicaid, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunkara has received professional recognition including the following: Student teaching award. She is professionally affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Blood Cancers, Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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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.