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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 specializes in general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Buckley takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Buckley attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Buckley 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's specialties are general internal medicine and adult pulmonology. She practices in Monroe, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Plainsboro, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Elshinawy studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elshinawy takes.

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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. Before performing his residency at St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Obaray attended Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Obaray's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sleep apnea. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. 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, general internist, and intensive care specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koganti include sleep apnea, snoring, and lung problems. Dr. Koganti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is professionally 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's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for 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. Tobia John Mercuro, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
181 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Tobia Mercuro's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mercuro is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mercuro include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mercuro is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercuro attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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 area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech'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. Belecanech accepts. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Belecanech has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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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 works as an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests 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, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Castro include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castro accepts.

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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. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gordon completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She 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. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin specializes in allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dvorin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Dvorin's training includes residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His 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's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. Dr. Mathai's areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and lyme disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS). She is a graduate of Siddhartha Medical College and a graduate of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mathai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health.

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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 works as an allergist and immunologist. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos takes. Dr. Haralabatos 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. Priti Narula Narula, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
100 Federal City Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Narula works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Narula attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Narula completed a residency program at Somerset Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narula include well women care, outpatient care, and hepatitis. Dr. Narula accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Pennington, NJ, Princeton, NJ, and West Windsor, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Riggall obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. He attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Wang's training includes a residency program at Morristown Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang is affiliated with 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.