We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Unicare near Danvers, MA.

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Benjamin Nelson is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nelson include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and lung tumor. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson takes. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Nelson attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson has received distinctions including Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Teaching; Fellow Award; and Partners.

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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. James A Maclean, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
140 Commonwealth Avenue; Suite 103
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. James Maclean is a pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maclean honors. Dr. Maclean attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at International. Dr. Maclean's distinctions include: Faculty Scholar; J.w. Mcconnell Award; and Boston Super Doctors. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Maclean has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Melissa S Putman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Melissa Putman practices adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Putman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Putman's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Metabolism, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Soto specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Soto studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Soto is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Soto include: ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel Award; RTOG Travel Award; and ASCO Foundation Research Merit Award. Dr. Soto (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Cristina Mazzoni Mazzoni Palumbo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
140 Commonwealth Avenue; Suite 103
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Cristina Palumbo works as a pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist in Salem, MA and Danvers, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: anaphylaxis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. She honors Coventry, Viant, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Palumbo attended Boston University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Union Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Zofia Piotrowska is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Piotrowska completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Piotrowska include lung cancer. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Piotrowska (or staff) is conversant in French and Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Lung 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.
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