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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 medical specialist in adult critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation, and nutrition. Dr. Sy is especially interested in sleep apnea, sepsis (blood poisoning), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sy attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. In addition to English, Dr. Sy (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Filipino.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Rabil's clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and asthma. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rabil is professionally 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Raleigh, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hung include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and intensive care. Dr. Hung is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hung (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He is professionally 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 practices adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Hayes attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayes include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and intensive care. Patient ratings for Dr. Hayes average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayes accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Pugh is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Garst's areas of expertise include lung cancer and mesothelioma. She is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital. She attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Garst completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Duke University Medical Center. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Garst's distinctions include: 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.

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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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Raleigh, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Watters include cancer surgery, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. Dr. Watters graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Watters has received the following distinction: Champion of Excellence, Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

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

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

Dr. David White practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. White's clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. White's professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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

Dr. Eleanor Rhee is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She works in Durham, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Cary, NC. Dr. Rhee attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, and lung problems. She takes Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rhee 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. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Campbell specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Durham, NC, Burlington, NC, and Raleigh, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Campbell include heart failure, chest pain, and fetal echocardiography. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Johnston Memorial Hospital. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Michael Spiritos' medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Spiritos include bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. Dr. Spiritos is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Spiritos's training includes a residency program at New York Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Richard Noble's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, depression, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Noble obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Noble is 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. 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. Dr. Chang's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chang attended Duke University School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. W. Cline is a Raleigh, NC physician who specializes in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic gastrostomy, thyroid problems, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Cline has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Cline speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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

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

Dr. Catherine Chang specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Dr. Chang studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. She takes Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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.