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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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and lung tumor. Dr. Nelson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Nelson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Calcagno Pediatric Award; Alpha Omega Alpha, Georgetown University Chapter; and Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Award. 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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Leominster, MA and Concord, MA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Aghassi is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Castle Connoly Top Doctor. Dr. Aghassi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Aghassi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harrington HealthCare System, Emerson Hospital, and Marlborough Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Weigel attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Weigel's residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Weigel honors 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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include occupational health issues and lung problems. Dr. Tilles is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Tilles completed his residency training 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 welcomes 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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in meningioma. Dr. Cahill takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cahill welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Concord, MA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jain's areas of clinical interest consist of preventive care, general care, and lung problems. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He accepts AARP, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jain has an open panel. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Safdarjang Hospital and Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester for residency. Dr. Jain (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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 surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. Dr. Muniappan's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Eshita Bakshi sees patients in Concord, MA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Bakshi takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bakshi's medical residency was performed at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Dr. Bakshi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Oh is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass asthma, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Oh accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Oh is professionally affiliated with Acton Medical Associates, P.C. and Emerson Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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