We found 16 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Denville, NJ.

Dr. Frederic John Scoopo, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Frederic Scoopo, who practices in Summit, NJ and Cedar Knolls, NJ, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Scoopo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Problems, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Chirag Vijaykumar Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; Suite 101
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary fibrosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
16 Pocono Road; Suite 103
Denville, NJ
 

Dr. Abdur Shad practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Denville, NJ and Mountain Lakes, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shad takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Shad attended medical school at Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Problems, Lung Problems, Cancer

Dr. Erwin John Oei, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Erwin Oei's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: clinical trials and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Oei accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Oei (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Problems, Lung Problems, Cancer

Dr. Edward Alexander Dimitry Jr., MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Dimitry works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dimitry include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Thoracic Problems, Lung Problems, Cancer

Dr. Robert A Capone, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Capone is an adult pulmonologist in Summit, NJ and Cedar Knolls, NJ. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capone takes. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew D Epstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Epstein is a Cedar Knolls, NJ physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Epstein's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. Dr. Epstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Problems, Allergies, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; Suite 101
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Heejin Kim, who practices in Cedar Knolls, NJ and Summit, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, and sarcoidosis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is conversant in Korean. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Salwa Emil Ghabrial Elias, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2839 Route 10 East; Suite 202
Morris Plains, NJ
 

Dr. Salwa Elias, who practices in Morris Plains, NJ, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She obtained her medical school training at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Elias's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and asthma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Arabic. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Food Allergy, Lung Problems, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunita Kanumury, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
496 E. Main Street; Suite 1
Denville, NJ
 

Dr. Sunita Kanumury's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kanumury include asthma and allergies. Dr. Kanumury accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She attended Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Kanumury (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Jason Sanford Levitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
23 Pocono Road; Suite 100
Denville, NJ
 

Dr. Jason Levitz practices adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include spinal cancer, breast cancer, and liver cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Levitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Levitz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Liver Cancer, Spinal Cancer, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Donatella B Graffino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Allergy & Immunology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Donatella Graffino is a pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Summit, NJ. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and skin issues. Dr. Graffino is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Graffino attended medical school at the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Graffino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Allergies, Skin Issues, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. John J Oppenheimer, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. John Oppenheimer is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Oppenheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppenheimer include executive health, asthma, and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Oppenheimer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Executive Health, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Other, Allergy & Immunology
1160 Parsippany Boulevard; Suite 200
Parsippany, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Weinreb's areas of specialization are pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology; he sees patients in Morristown, NJ and Parsippany, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. Dr. Weinreb is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and more. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Weinreb is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Archana P Mehta, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3219 Route; 46 Ste 203
Parsippany, NJ
 

Dr. Archana Mehta practices allergy & immunology in Parsippany, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Mehta is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is conversant in Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Oncology, Hematology
23 Pocono Road; Suite 100
Denville, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Tully works as an oncologist and hematologist in Denville, NJ. His clinical interests include breast cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Tully's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Tully is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Neck Problems, Blood Disorders, Thoracic Problems, Cancer, Gynecologic 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.