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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Kinane works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Kinane's education and training includes medical school at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Children's Medical Center Dallas. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, sleep apnea, and interstitial lung disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kinane accepts. Dr. Kinane's distinctions include: Donahue Award; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fellowship; and Pediatric Teaching Award. Dr. Kinane (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Joshua Boyce sees patients in Boston, MA, Newton, MA, and Chestnut Hill, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Boyce has a special interest in asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyce honors. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW.; and Outstanding Teaching 1997: Glaxo Welcome Clinical. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Christopher Hug, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Hug practices pediatric pulmonology in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Hug's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Hug is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Rett Syndrome, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Henning Arthur Gaissert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Henning Gaissert is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gaissert's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Foundation Medical Partners. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaissert is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Michael Lanuti works as a chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lanuti include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lanuti trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

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

Dr. Cameron Dorrans Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street; Suite 665 - Green
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Cameron Wright's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Wright takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Wright has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aidan Long works as an allergist/immunologist. In addition to English, Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Long's clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He is affiliated with Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Long attended the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health for medical school. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Long has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Long is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Steven Matloff's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Matloff is especially interested in asthma, food allergy, and rhinitis. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Matloff is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Matloff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Asthma

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

Dr. Richard Galgano is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Galgano offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Galgano include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Galgano attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Galgano is open to 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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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Ellen Dutta's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Dutta's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Dutta is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Taylor H Monica, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Taylor Monica works as a pediatrician in Wellesley Hills, MA and Boston, MA. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Monica include asthma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Monica speaks Sign Language. Dr. Monica is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston Children's Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Julie Stepanian works as a pediatrician. She is especially interested in adolescent issues and asthma. Dr. Stepanian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston Children's Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She is open to new patients. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stepanian include: Dean'S Award For Service - Chicago and Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Alternative Medicine, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Bigelow 804
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gregory Lewis is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure, exercise physiology, and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lewis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lewis has received professional recognition including the following: MGH Hassenfeld Scholar; Alpha Omega Alpha Society Member; and Doran A. Stevens Prize. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Johnson Wong is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wong's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wong attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Wong has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Perdita Permaul works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Boston, MA, Braintree, MA, and Newton, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Permaul include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and food allergy. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Permaul graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Dorcas Chi works as a hematologist and oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chi include lung cancer and breast cancer. She is affiliated with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Chi takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chi obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Abby Shevitz Young Physician Award. Dr. Chi speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Breast 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.