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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fiel include cystic fibrosis (CF), executive health, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as 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. Robert John Cole, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
261 James Street; 2g
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Cole works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Cole's areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer and prostate cancer. He is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, Anthem, and more. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Matti-Orozco include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Matti-Orozco accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Matti-Orozco (or staff) speaks Filipino, Romanian, and Spanish. She is affiliated with 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. David S Lerman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
261 James Street; Suite 2a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. David Lerman practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lerman include sinusitis (sinus infection), bladder infection, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lerman honors.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alberti include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Alberti average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Alberti is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Barry Zitomer works as an internist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, prostate problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zitomer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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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)

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

Dr. Barry Weinreb practices pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology. Dr. Weinreb has a special interest in asthma and allergies. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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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 works as an infectious disease specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Salaki is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Salaki takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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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)

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

Dr. Serge Kaftal works as a family practitioner and geriatrician in Bernardsville, NJ. Dr. Kaftal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish, Italian, and Russian. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and anemia. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Kaftal graduated from International. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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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.
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