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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems near Basking Ridge, NJ.

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Dr. Stanley Bruce Fiel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
435 South Street; Suite 350
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Stanley Fiel specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Morristown, NJ. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), executive health, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Fiel performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Fiel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Clinical Trials, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Executive Health, Asthma

Dr. Brenda Marcia Matti-Orozco, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
435 South Street; Suite 350 and 210
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Brenda Matti-Orozco is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matti-Orozco takes. Dr. Matti-Orozco (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Romanian, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Dementia, Diabetes, Palliative Care, Asthma

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Dr. Robert John Cole, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
261 James Street; 2g
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Cole specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Morristown, NJ, Succasunna, NJ, and Sparta, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer and prostate cancer. He takes Amerigroup, AARP, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cole graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cole trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Lung Problems, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. David S Lerman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
261 James Street; Suite 2a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. David Lerman works as a general internist. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lerman include sinusitis (sinus infection), bladder infection, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Lerman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Headache, Osteoporosis, Women's Heart Disease, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Philbin Alberti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
261 James Street; Suite 2a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Kathryn Alberti is a Morristown, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alberti include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and heart problems. Patients gave Dr. Alberti an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Alberti is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry R Zitomer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
261 James Street
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Zitomer practices general internal medicine. Dr. Zitomer's clinical interests include diabetes, prostate problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Zitomer is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bladder Infection, Erectile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Other, Allergy & Immunology
261 James Street; Suite 1d
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Weinreb works as a pediatric immunologist and allergist/immunologist in Morristown, NJ and Parsippany, NJ. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and allergies. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital. Dr. Weinreb is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. John S Salaki, MD
Specializes in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
435 South Street; Suite 210
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. John Salaki is a medical specialist in infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salaki include thyroid problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Salaki studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Bladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
10 Anderson Hill Road
Bernardsville, NJ
 

Dr. Serge Kaftal specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Bernardsville, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kaftal's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and anemia. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from International. In addition to English, Dr. Kaftal (or staff) speaks Polish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Kaftal is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Knee Pain, Nutrition Issues, ... (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.