We found 23 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Waltham, MA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Kinane works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and interstitial lung disease. Dr. Kinane's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Kinane is open to new patients. He attended the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and then went on to complete his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Children's Medical Center Dallas. His distinctions include: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fellowship KO8 NIH Senior Fellow; The Cannon Society of Harvard Medical School Dean Federman Outstanding Educator Award; and Massachusetts General Hospital's Medical Student Teaching Award. Dr. Kinane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Joshua Boyce works as a pediatric pulmonologist and allergist/immunologist. He is especially interested in asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Boyce attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boyce include: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW. Outstanding Teaching : Glaxo Welcome Clinical; and Scientist AW. (K08) 1995: Charles P. Hood Found. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Henning A Gaissert, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Henning Gaissert is a thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. Dr. Gaissert takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gaissert include: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown University; and Allen W. Locke M.D. Physician Award, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks German and French. He is professionally affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aidan Long specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. Dr. Long is professionally affiliated with Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Long's education and training includes medical school at the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti, who practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic Thoracic Surgery and Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lanuti's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Lanuti is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Ellen Dutta's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dutta include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dutta takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dutta is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Dutta attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Bigelow 804
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gregory Lewis is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart failure, exercise physiology, and pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewis studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Lewis completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Society Member Doran A. Stevens Prize Received MD With Honor and Distinction In; American Heart Association Grand Challenge Award Winner; and MGH Hassenfeld Scholar. Dr. Lewis speaks Spanish. Dr. Lewis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Waltham, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sabharwal include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sabharwal is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Sabharwal's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Dorcas Doja Chi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Dorcas Chi specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Weymouth, MA and Brighton, MA. Dr. Chi's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and breast cancer. Her professional affiliations include South Shore Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chi's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Chi has received the following distinction: Abby Shevitz Young Physician Award. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Inga Lennes practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Lennes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Dr. Lennes is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Lennes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Lung Problems, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Johnson Tai Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
One Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Johnson Wong is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He works in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. Dr. Wong's areas of expertise consist of immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. Dr. Wong graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Dermatitis, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Julie Lopes Stepanian, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Julie Stepanian is a general pediatrician. She has indicated that her clinical interests include adolescent issues and asthma. Dr. Stepanian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Atrius Health, and Mount Auburn Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stepanian takes. She has an open panel. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Stepanian has received professional recognition including the following: Dean'S Award For Service - Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. John J Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. John Lee is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, drug allergy, and recurrent infections. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Recurrent Infections, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Matloff, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Steven Matloff specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Boston, MA, Chestnut Hill, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, food allergy, and rhinitis. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Atrius Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matloff honors. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Matloff (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Tepas is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Her areas of expertise consist of immunodeficiency, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Tepas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Aaaai/glaxo Smith Kline Respiratory Diseases Research Award; Arline and Pete Harman Pediatric Fellowship; and Society For Pediatric Research - Student Research Program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Tepas is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Richard Charles Galgano, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Richard Galgano sees patients in Watertown, MA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Galgano has indicated that his clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Galgano is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Galgano graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Atrius Health, and Mount Auburn Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Overuse Injuries, Hypertension, Hay Fever, ... (Read more)

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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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