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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna near Concord, MA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
54 Baker Avenue Extension; Suite 302
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Benjamin Nelson's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Nelson has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and lung tumor. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nelson has received include Calcagno Pediatric Award; Alpha Omega Alpha, Georgetown University Chapter; and Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Lung Tumor, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Payam Aghassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
131 Old Road To Nine Acre Corner; Suite 410, John Cuming Building
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Payem Aghassi is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Leominster, MA and Concord, MA. Dr. Aghassi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Harrington HealthCare System, Emerson Hospital, and Marlborough Hospital. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Aghassi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Aghassi takes AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Castle Connoly Top Doctor. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Cancer, Intensive Care, Asthma

Dr. Lynn B Weigel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
233 Concord Road
Lincoln, MA
 

Dr. Lynn Weigel specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology and practices in Lincoln, MA. Before performing Dr. Weigel's residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Weigel attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Weigel is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weigel (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Weigel is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital. Dr. Weigel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Asthma

Dr. Dan S Tilles, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
330 Baker Avenue
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Dan Tilles' medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass occupational health issues and lung problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tilles is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tilles is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Occupational Health Issues, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
32 Fruit Street - Yawkey9e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Cahill is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cahill include meningioma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Cahill attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Meningioma, Lung Problems, Metastatic Cancer

Dr. Sandeep Jain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
330 Baker Avenue
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Sandeep Jain works as a general internist in Concord, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jain include preventive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Jain's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Aetna, and Medicaid. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Jain's residency was performed at Safdarjang Hospital and Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Jain's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Preventive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
131 Old Road To Nine Acre Corner; Suite 770
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Ashok Muniappan is a thoracic surgeon. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Muniappan attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Kyung-Min Oh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
321 Main Street
Acton, MA
 

Dr. Kathryn Oh's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Oh include asthma, general care, and women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Acton Medical Associates, P.C. and Emerson Hospital. Dr. Oh studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oh at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, and more. Dr. Oh is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Eshita Minesh Bakshi, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
101 Thoreau Street
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Eshita Bakshi practices general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bakshi's medical residency was performed at San Antonio Military Medical Center. She honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Bakshi's professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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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.