We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept QualCare near Hackettstown, NJ.

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Dr. Mina Mohammadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
653 Willow Grove Street; Suite 2700
Hackettstown, NJ
 

Dr. Mina Mohammadi is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohammadi include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Mohammadi is conversant in Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
653 Willow Grove Street; Suite 2700
Hackettstown, NJ
 

Dr. Dayaparan Nadarajah's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Newton, NJ and Hackettstown, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. He is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Nadarajah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patient reviews placed Dr. Nadarajah at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Fortis, and more.

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

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

Dr. Sunita Kanumury, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
354 Route 46 West
Hackettstown, NJ
 

Dr. Sunita Kanumury works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. She attended Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. Dr. Kanumury's areas of expertise include asthma and allergies. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
108 Bilby Road; Suite 306
Hackettstown, NJ
 

Dr. Usha Niranjan is an oncologist and hematologist in Hackettstown, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: anemia, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Niranjan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. After completing medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, she performed her residency at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Niranjan honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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