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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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), executive health, and asthma. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Fiel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fiel trained at Temple University Hospital.

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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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Matti-Orozco (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Romanian, and Spanish. Dr. Matti-Orozco's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Matti-Orozco takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Cole trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Cole focuses on breast cancer and prostate cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Anthem. 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 in Morristown, NJ. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), bladder infection, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Lerman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and heart problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alberti is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Alberti speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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 is a general internist. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Zitomer's clinical interests: diabetes, prostate problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zitomer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Barry Weinreb specializes in pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology and practices in Morristown, NJ and Parsippany, NJ. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinreb studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Weinreb's professional affiliations include 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 specializes in infectious disease. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Salaki's clinical interests include thyroid problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Salaki is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave Dr. Kaftal a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and anemia. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Kaftal is a graduate of International. Dr. Kaftal (or staff) is conversant in Polish, Italian, and Russian.

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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.