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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Gosnell has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders. His professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gosnell's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass lung problems. He takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Paul Kleinow's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kleinow is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Internal Medicine
12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD
 

After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Gerard Harris performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Luccioli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luccioli include allergies. Dr. Luccioli is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Luccioli's residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Luccioli accepts Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Staff Recognition Award, NIAID/ NIH and Outstanding Service Award, FDA. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
12150 Annapolis Road; Suite 200
Glendale, MD
 

Dr. Sampson Sarpong is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Glenn Dale, MD, Beltsville, MD, and Glendale, MD. He has a special interest in asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Sarpong is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Sarpong has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has an open panel.

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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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