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We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Unicare near Danvers, MA.

Dr. Catherine Ann Sheils, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Catherine Sheils practices pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sheils takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheils's office for an appointment. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Benjamin Nelson is a pediatric pulmonologist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Concord, MA. Dr. Nelson is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and lung tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nelson include: Calcagno Pediatric Award; Alpha Omega Alpha, Georgetown University Chapter; and Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Nelson has an open panel.

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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
80 Lindall Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. James Maclean works as a pediatric allergist and adult allergist and immunologist in Boston, MA, Salem, MA, and Danvers, MA. He is especially interested in drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at International, Dr. Maclean attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maclean include: Boston Super Doctors; 1981-85 Faculty Scholar; and 85 J.w. Mcconnell Award. Dr. Maclean (or staff) is conversant in French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Melissa Putman is an adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology specialist. 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 clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Metabolism, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Soto practices radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Soto (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Soto include lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. Dr. Soto is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soto honors. Dr. Soto has received distinctions including ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel; Award.; and RTOG Travel Award.. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Gene Wong, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
One Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Gene Wong is a radiation oncologist. He obtained his medical school training at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include colorectal problems, breast issues, and skin issues. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Problems, Colorectal Problems, Skin Issues, Head and ... (Read more)

Dr. Cristina Mazzoni Mazzoni Palumbo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
80 Lindall Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Cristina Palumbo is a specialist in pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. She works in Salem, MA and Danvers, MA. She is especially interested in asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. She accepts Coventry, Viant, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Palumbo attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baystate Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA) and Union Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Zofia Piotrowska is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Piotrowska attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Piotrowska (or staff) speaks French and Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Piotrowska welcomes 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.