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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation, and nutrition. Clinical interests for Dr. Sy 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 takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sy 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. Dr. Sy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and asthma. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine. Dr. Rabil attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 a Raleigh, NC physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Hung (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and intensive care. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Hung performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an adult pulmonologist in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Hayes's areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Hayes average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayes is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 an adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Pugh is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. She is especially interested in lung cancer and mesothelioma. On average, patients gave Dr. Garst a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Garst attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. She 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. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Her 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' areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Watters an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Watters include cancer surgery, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Watters is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Watters trained at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Champion of Excellence, Duke Raleigh Hospital. He is professionally 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 general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. White's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. White completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center.

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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). Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, and lung problems. Dr. Rhee takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Rhee trained at Duke University Medical Center for her residency. She has received the following distinctions: 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 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 David Spiritos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3404 Wake Forest Road; Suite 202
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. Michael Spiritos is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Raleigh, NC. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, thrombocytosis (high platelet count), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Spiritos is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York Hospital. Dr. Spiritos takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michael Campbell is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Campbell's areas of expertise include heart failure, chest pain, and fetal echocardiography. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Johnston Memorial Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. 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. 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. These areas are among Dr. Noble's clinical interests: cancer screening, depression, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Noble completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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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 physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Chang's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Chang is 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. William Tucker Cline, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3480 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
 

Dr. W. Cline specializes in general surgery and practices in Raleigh, NC. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Cline include laparoscopic gastrostomy, thyroid problems, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Cline is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Cline average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Catherine Chang sees patients in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Chang completed her residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric infectious disease and adult infectious disease; she sees patients in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Her areas of expertise include the following: pneumonia, fever, and bone infection. She honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Cunningham performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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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.