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We found 7 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. In Dr. Sheils's practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital. Dr. Sheils is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sheils welcomes new patients.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and lung tumor. Dr. Nelson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Calcagno Pediatric Award; Alpha Omega Alpha, Georgetown University Chapter; and Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Award. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nelson's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Boston, MA, Salem, MA, and Danvers, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Maclean's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maclean is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at International. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; 1981-85 Faculty Scholar; and 85 J.w. Mcconnell Award. 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. Melissa S Putman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Melissa Putman's medical specialty is adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Putman include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Putman is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Putman has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Putman attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology. His clinical interests include stereotactic radiosurgery, lung cancer, and breast cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soto graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His distinctions include: ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel; Award.; and RTOG Travel Award.. In addition to English, Dr. Soto (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gene Wong practices radiation oncology in Peabody, MA and Burlington, MA. He has a special interest in colorectal problems, breast issues, and skin issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Wong's education and training includes medical school at The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine and residency at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. Dr. Wong's 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 pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist. She has a special interest in asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA) and Union Hospital. Dr. Palumbo is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. Coventry, Viant, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palumbo honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Palumbo's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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