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We found 15 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Beech Street PPO near Lumberton, NJ.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Pulmonology
204 Ark Road; Suite 206 Lmc I
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Cohen is an adult pulmonology specialist in Mount Laurel, NJ. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
204 Ark Road; Suite 206 Lmc I
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Schriber is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Mount Laurel, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Schriber attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
204 Ark Road; Suite 206 Lmci
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Trudo is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trudo include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Trudo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph Kutscher, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
693 Main Street; Building A Suite 2
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kutscher, who practices in Lumberton, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kutscher graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kutscher include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Kutscher's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , beryllium disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Jay Boynton, MD
Specializes in Surgery
668 Main Street
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Boynton specializes in surgery. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Boynton attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Patients gave Dr. Boynton an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Lung Biopsy, Hepatectomy, Colectomy, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica B Awsare, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
693 Main Street; Building A Suite 2
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Monica Awsare's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Awsare include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Awsare attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Awsare is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Awsare takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , beryllium disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
693 Main Street; Building A Suite 2
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. William Taub works as a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. After attending New York Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Taub completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Taub has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , beryllium disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
693 Main Street; Suite A2
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Maurice Leonard sees patients in Lumberton, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , beryllium disease

All Interests: Colposcopy, Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Ann Butzbach, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Deborah Butzbach's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and skull base tumors. Dr. Butzbach is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , lung tumor, lung problems

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
693 Main Street; Building A Suite 2
Lumberton, NJ
 

Dr. Nidhir Sheth sees patients in Lumberton, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheth include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Sheth is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center, New York's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheth honors.

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Relevant Interests: , beryllium disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Mainbridge Lane
Willingboro, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Salerno works as a family practice physician in Willingboro, NJ and Burlington, NJ. Dr. Salerno's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

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

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
127 Ark Road
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Elaine Kravitz specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Mount Laurel, NJ and Marlton, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Kravitz's clinical interests: immunotherapy, contact dermatitis, and bronchitis. She is professionally affiliated with Allergy & Asthma Associates. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Eczema, Immunotherapy, Bronchitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Lung Problems, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Diego R Ortega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Diego Ortega practices general internal medicine in Voorhees, NJ and Mount Holly, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Ortega include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Ortega completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortega honors.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul Luis Berio-Dorta, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ
 

Dr. Raul Berio-Dorta, who practices in Voorhees, NJ and Mount Holly, NJ, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). His clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. Dr. Berio-Dorta is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
310 Creek Crossing Boulevard
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Meltzer's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Meltzer is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Meltzer has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (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.