We found 46 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Lawrenceville, NJ.

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

Dr. Ashgan Elshinawy practices general internal medicine, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Monroe, NJ, Plainsboro, NJ, and Lawrenceville, NJ. Dr. Elshinawy's areas of expertise include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Elshinawy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Laura Buckley is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Buckley's clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2069 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Akbar Obaray is an adult pulmonology specialist in Hamilton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Obaray include lung cancer, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sleep apnea. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Obaray is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Obaray's training includes a residency program 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's areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), general internal medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea, snoring, and lung problems. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Koganti is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. She studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. For her professional training, Dr. Koganti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, 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
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, 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. Rafael Cantos Castro Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-18
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Rafael Castro's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Castro 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. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and hepatitis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Castro is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He is professionally 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 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)

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

Dr. Nancy Gordon practices allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Gordon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. She 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. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Before completing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Haralabatos attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos takes.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. Dr. Mathai (or staff) speaks Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and lyme disease. Dr. Mathai is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. She is a graduate of Siddhartha Medical College and a graduate of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mathai takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, pneumonia, lung problems

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

Dr. Priti Narula Narula, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 Federal City Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Narula's area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include well women care, outpatient care, and hepatitis. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Narula studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Somerset Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narula accepts.

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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 works as a general pediatrician in Pennington, NJ, Princeton, NJ, and West Windsor, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Riggall's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Riggall attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center and Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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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 is an internist in Plainsboro, NJ and Hamilton, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wang's clinical interests: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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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)

Dr. Michael Piscopiello, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
281 Witherspoon Street; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Piscopiello is a cardiologist in Parlin, NJ, Glen Ridge, NJ, and Plainsboro, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Piscopiello's clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and angina. His professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (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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