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

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

Dr. Abdur Shad sees patients in Denville, NJ and Mountain Lakes, NJ. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Shad is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shad is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Shad (or staff) is conversant in 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. Frederic John Scoopo, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Frederic Scoopo's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Scoopo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Cedar Knolls, NJ and Summit, NJ. Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include asthma, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Edward Dimitry's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Dimitry focuses on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dimitry takes. Dr. Dimitry is affiliated with 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. Erwin John Oei, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
8 Saddle Road; First Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Erwin Oei specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include clinical trials and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Oei is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Oei (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Robert Capone is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. Dr. Capone has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional 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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Epstein's clinical interests include sleep disorders, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Epstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary fibrosis, and sarcoidosis. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Kim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Kim trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. Before completing her residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Elias attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Elias is conversant in Arabic.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kanumury include asthma and allergies. Dr. Kanumury's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanumury obtained her medical school training at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, Dr. Kanumury (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. She is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Denville, NJ and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Levitz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His clinical interests include spinal cancer, breast cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Levitz is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Levitz's education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Graffino at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and skin issues. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Graffino (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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 specialist in allergy & immunology. He works in Cedar Knolls, NJ. Dr. Oppenheimer's areas of clinical interest consist of executive health, asthma, and allergies. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oppenheimer graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Oppenheimer (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Executive Health, Asthma

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

Dr. Archana Mehta is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She is conversant in Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mehta is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

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

Dr. Christopher Tully's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Denville, NJ. He is especially interested in breast cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Tully attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Tully is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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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.