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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
107 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Pope practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pope include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pope takes. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pope trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Pope has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), obstructive lung disease, lung tumor, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hoarseness, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
107 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Ammar Alimam's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alimam include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Alimam's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), obstructive lung disease, lung tumor, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Antonio Velasco works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Cherry Hill, NJ and Haddon Heights, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Velasco include esophageal varices, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velasco accepts. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), obstructive lung disease, lung tumor, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Immunization, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
107 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Ira Horowitz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and sleep apnea. Dr. Horowitz is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Horowitz attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Horowitz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, obstructive lung disease, lung tumor, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hoarseness, Sleep Apnea, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
107 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Baumgarten is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland's residency program. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Baumgarten is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), obstructive lung disease, lung tumor, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hoarseness, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Anthony F. Napoli, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
504 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Napoli is a general practitioner and pediatrician in Gibbsboro, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Collingswood, NJ. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Napoli's areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is a specialist in allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Empedrad accepts. Dr. Empedrad attended medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad trained at Nassau University Medical Center for Dr. Empedrad's residency.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Jeffrey S. Fendrick, MD
Specializes in Home Health, General Pediatrics
13 S. Lakeview Drive
Gibbsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fendrick practices home health and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Fendrick studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fendrick accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech honors. He has received the distinction of Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. Dr. Belecanech is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is an allergist and immunologist. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Goldstein's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Harvey Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
221 Laurel Road; Suite 175
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Greenberg is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenberg include bladder cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Greenberg is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Greenberg is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Eugene Zrada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1865 Route 70 East; 1st Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Zrada is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Zrada's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Immunodeficiency, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashok Ramchandra Bapat, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
705 White Horse Road; Suite D-105
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Ashok Bapat's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Bapat performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Bapat's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Joseph Callahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1930 East Route 70, 1 Executive Mews; Suite V-107
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Callahan practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Callahan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists; Silver Chalice Award, American Cancer Society, Southern New Jersey; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Callahan is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Dvorin obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yong Ji, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1865 Route 70 East; 1st Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Yong Ji's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of Nantong Medical College and a graduate of Helene Fuld Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ji's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone ... (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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