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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Sheils attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital. Dr. Sheils's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Her practice is open to 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 medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nelson include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and lung tumor. His professional 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. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Nelson attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson 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 is a pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Maclean's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Maclean's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at International. His distinctions include: 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.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology and practices in Boston, MA, Peabody, MA, and Weymouth, MA. Her areas of expertise include diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Putman 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Putman is open to 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soto include lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Soto is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Soto include: ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel; Award.; and RTOG Travel Award.. Dr. Soto (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include colorectal problems, breast issues, and skin issues. Coventry, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. 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. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Palumbo's clinical interests include asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. She is in-network for Coventry, Viant, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Baystate Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA) and Union Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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.