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' area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Sheils is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Sheils attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital. Dr. Sheils is open to new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Benjamin Nelson is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Nelson has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and lung tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson has an open panel. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Calcagno Pediatric Award; Alpha Omega Alpha, Georgetown University Chapter; and Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Award.

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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 practices pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maclean is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Maclean's residency was performed at International. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; 1981-85 Faculty Scholar; and 85 J.w. Mcconnell Award. In addition to English, Dr. Maclean (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist in Boston, MA, Peabody, MA, and Weymouth, MA. Dr. Putman is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Putman is accepting 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Soto attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel; Award.; and RTOG Travel Award.. Dr. Soto (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Soto's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal problems, breast issues, and skin issues. Dr. Wong takes Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at Princess Margaret Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. He is accepting 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's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Palumbo's clinical interests: asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA) and Union Hospital. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center. She is in-network for Coventry, Viant, Tufts Health Plan, and more. 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

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

Dr. Zofia Piotrowska is a physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Piotrowska accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piotrowska's practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Piotrowska (or staff) speaks French and Polish.

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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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