We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems near Largo, MD.

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7940 Johnson Avenue
Glenarden, MD

Dr. Mark Gosnell is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders. Dr. Gosnell is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. Dr. Gosnell is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gosnell completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD

Dr. Amit Patel practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Patel has a special interest in lung problems. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD

Dr. Paul Kleinow practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Largo, MD. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Dr. Kleinow is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Internal Medicine
12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD

Dr. Gerard Harris' areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris takes. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Harris welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Colorectal Cancer, Asthma

Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD

Dr. Stefano Luccioli's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Luccioli at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luccioli include allergies. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Luccioli attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Staff Recognition Award, NIAID/ NIH and Outstanding Service Award, FDA. Dr. Luccioli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Luccioli is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD

Dr. Sampson Sarpong works as an allergist/immunologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. Dr. Sarpong is affiliated with MedStar Health. He attended medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sarpong welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Asthma, Sinus Problems, Allergies

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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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