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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Concord, MA. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nelson include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and lung tumor. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Nelson's distinctions include: Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Teaching; Fellow Award; and Partners. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Melissa Putman is a specialist in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. She works in Boston, MA, Peabody, MA, and Weymouth, MA. She has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Putman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Metabolism, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

Dr. James A Maclean, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
80 Lindall Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. James Maclean specializes in pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Boston, MA, Salem, MA, and Danvers, MA. Dr. Maclean graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at International for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received distinctions including Faculty Scholar; J.w. Mcconnell Award; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Maclean speaks French. His professional 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

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Soto is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Soto obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 professionally affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Cristina Palumbo's medical specialty is pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. She is affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Union Hospital. Dr. Palumbo graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center. Coventry, Viant, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palumbo takes. She is accepting new patients.

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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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology. She is especially interested in lung cancer. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Piotrowska is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Piotrowska's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Piotrowska trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Piotrowska (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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