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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Burlington, MA and Beverly, MA. Dr. Liesching graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Liesching include intensive care, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Liesching (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and German. He is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Burlington, MA, Beverly, MA, and Winchester, MA. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and interventional pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Acash attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lahey Clinic and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Acash has received include Certificate of Excellence in Education from the; Recipient of International Fellowship exchange; and Resident of the Year Award 1997. St. Joseph. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bering include blood cancers, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bering has received distinctions including Phi Beta Kappa . and Summa cum Laude. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beverly Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a pediatric allergist and adult allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ober include exercise induced asthma, angioedema, and allergies. Dr. Ober takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Ober completed his residency training at Rochester General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Beverly Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Maclean's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Maclean's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at International. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; 1981-85 Faculty Scholar; and 85 J.w. Mcconnell Award. In addition to English, 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 pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. She has a special interest in asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergies. Dr. Gose's professional affiliations include Lawrence General Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Union Hospital. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Palumbo's clinical interests include asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. She is in-network for Coventry, Viant, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Baystate Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA) and Union Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 is an adult hematologist and oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Sunkara's clinical interests: lung cancer, blood cancers, and colon cancer. She honors Medicaid, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Guntur Medical College and residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Student teaching award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). Dr. Sunkara welcomes new patients.

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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.