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We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Flemington, NJ.

Dr. Andrew Jerry Pedinoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Pedinoff's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients rated Dr. Pedinoff highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pedinoff takes. Dr. Pedinoff attended Temple University School of Medicine and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Helen Sharlene Skolnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. Helen Skolnick's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), sinusitis (sinus infection), and ear infection. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Skolnick obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Darrell Loren Southern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. D. Southern works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Skillman, NJ, Monroe Township, NJ, and Flemington, NJ. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Southern's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Southern completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie A Caucino, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Allergy & Immunology
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. Julie Caucino practices general internal medicine and allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Areas of expertise for Dr. Caucino include conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Caucino's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Angioedema, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristen Melissa Sikorski, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
5 Walter East Foran Boulevard; Suite 2000
Flemington, NJ
 

Dr. Kristen Sikorski practices general internal medicine and allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Sikorski attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sikorski include conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and allergic contact dermatitis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Allergic Contact ... (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.