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

Dr. Mark Gosnell practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep disorders. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Gosnell obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Gosnell is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Amit Patel's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Paul Kleinow sees patients in Largo, MD. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kleinow is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Kleinow is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Internal Medicine
12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, MD
 

Dr. Gerard Harris' areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He is rated highly by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris takes. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harris completed a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Colorectal Cancer, Asthma

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

Dr. Stefano Luccioli practices adult allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in allergies. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Luccioli is in-network for Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Luccioli attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Luccioli has received include Staff Recognition Award, NIAID/ NIH and Outstanding Service Award, FDA. Dr. Luccioli (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Sampson Sarpong's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. Dr. Sarpong is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. 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.