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We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Raleigh, NC.

Dr. Alexander Ong Sy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Nutrition, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Alexander Sy is a specialist in adult critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation, and nutrition. Dr. Sy (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Filipino. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, sepsis (blood poisoning), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Sy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sy's distinctions include: Presidential Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine; Extraordinary Care Award, Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC; and Certificate of Recognition, Society of Critical Care Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Health Informatics, Physiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Michael Rabil, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3480 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Donald Rabil's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rabil include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Rabil accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Shortness of Breath, Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Jerry Bauloong Hung, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3480 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Jerry Hung is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Raleigh, NC. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hung's areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hung accepts. Dr. Hung (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Hung is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung tumor, interstitial lung disease, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Allen Hayes, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3320 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. D. Hayes sees patients in Raleigh, NC. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Hayes takes Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Hayes attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Brent Pugh, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Pulmonology
3301 Executive Drive
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Christopher Pugh is a pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pugh include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Pugh honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lung tumor, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Garst, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3404 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Jennifer Garst's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Garst include lung cancer and mesothelioma. Dr. Garst honors Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Garst has received distinctions including Chairman North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership Ch, North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership; Physician Health Care Hero, Triangle Business Journal; and Algernon Sydney Sullivan Compassionate Care Award, Duke. She is conversant in Medical Spanish. Dr. Garst's professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Preventive Care, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma

Dr. Christopher Roy Watters, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1212 Cedarhurst Drive; Suite 102
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Christopher Watters is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Raleigh, NC. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Watters include cancer surgery, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Patient ratings for Dr. Watters average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Champion of Excellence, Duke Raleigh Hospital. Dr. Watters is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Cloid White, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3404 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. David White is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Raleigh, NC. These areas are among his clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. White is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. White accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jay Campbell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
23 Sunnybrook Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Michael Campbell practices pediatric cardiology in Durham, NC, Burlington, NC, and Raleigh, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Campbell include heart failure, chest pain, and fetal echocardiography. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Campbell has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of South Carolina School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Johnston Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Myocarditis, Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Septal Defect, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Claiborne Noble, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3320 Wake Forest Road; Suite 310
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Richard Noble specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, depression, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Noble's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Noble is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Depression, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eleanor H.J. Rhee, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2406 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Eleanor Rhee sees patients in Durham, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Cary, NC. Her medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Her areas of expertise include the following: amniocentesis, diabetes, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Dr. Rhee studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rhee has received include Annual Resident's Research Day Award -2nd Place, Duke University; Administrative Chief Resident, Duke University Medical Center, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gyne; and Yale Research Award, Yale Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Pre-Eclampsia, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Genetic Issues, Prenatal Care, Ultrasound, High ... (Read more)

Dr. William Tucker Cline, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3480 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. W. Cline's medical specialty is general surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cline include laparoscopic gastrostomy, thyroid problems, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Cline honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Cline attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Cline is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Gastrostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert Shou-Yen Chang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3404 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Albert Chang is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Raleigh, NC. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Chang's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Lobectomy, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael David Spiritos, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3404 Wake Forest Road; Suite 202
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Michael Spiritos practices radiation oncology, adult hematology, and adult oncology in Raleigh, NC. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Spiritos is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spiritos accepts. Dr. Spiritos graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at New York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Bleeding, Gallbladder Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Lee Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3404 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Catherine Chang's specialty is radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Chang accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's training includes a residency program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Imaging Procedures, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Coleen Kathryn Cunningham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease, Adult Infectious Disease
23 Sunnybrook Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Coleen Cunningham practices pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease. These areas are among her clinical interests: pneumonia, fever, and bone infection. Dr. Cunningham is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Immunization, Fever, HIV/AIDS, Infections, Pneumonia, Viral Infection, Bone Infection

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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.