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We found 47 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Lawrenceville, NJ.

Dr. Laura K Buckley, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
281 Witherspoon Street; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Laura Buckley works as an internist and pulmonologist in Plainsboro, NJ, Princeton, NJ, and East Brunswick, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buckley include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Buckley obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashgan A Elshinawy, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Federal City Road; Building A
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Ashgan Elshinawy is an internist and pulmonologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elshinawy takes. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Elshinawy is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2069 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Akbar Obaray works as a pulmonologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sleep apnea. Dr. Obaray accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Grant Medical College and performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monika Koganti, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, General Internal Medicine, Critical Care
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Monika Koganti is a pulmonologist, internist, and intensivist. Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea, snoring, and lung problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koganti honors. Dr. Koganti graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Koganti is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Empedrad is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad is professionally 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. Tobia John Mercuro, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
181 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Tobia Mercuro is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and general internist. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mercuro is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercuro speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Health Care, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. His 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. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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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. Rafael Cantos Castro Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-18
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Rafael Castro's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Castro include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and hepatitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Castro is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dvorin 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. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gordon trained at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic 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. Suja John Mathai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
100 Federal City Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Suja Mathai practices general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. Dr. Mathai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathai include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and lyme disease. She is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. She graduated from Siddhartha Medical College. She trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for her residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathai takes.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, pneumonia, lung problems

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Immunization, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Neck Pain, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos is an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Haralabatos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her 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. Priti Narula Narula, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 Federal City Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Narula is a family medicine practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Narula include well women care, outpatient care, and hepatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Narula studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She trained at Somerset Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Narula is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Hepatitis, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Outpatient Care, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Justin Riggall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25 South Route 31
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Riggall is a general pediatrician. Dr. Riggall's clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center and Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Lead Poisoning, Allergies, Behavior Problems, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Yue Wang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2065 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Yue Wang's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wang is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center. For his professional training, Dr. Wang completed a residency program at Morristown Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, ... (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.