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We found 12 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Guardian near Morristown, NJ.

Dr. Maithili V Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Maithili Rao, who practices in Springfield, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Morristown, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Rao honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao obtained Dr. Rao's medical school training at Grant Medical College and performed Dr. Rao's residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Rao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Gujarati. Dr. Rao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Bone Problems, Brain Problems, Lung Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Herschel Gallinson, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. David Gallinson's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Gallinson's clinical interests include breast cancer, melanoma, and musculoskeletal problems. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gallinson is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven W Papish, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Papish is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer, melanoma, and multiple myeloma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Papish at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Papish is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. William T Derosa, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. William Derosa works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Derosa's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include executive health, breast cancer, and melanoma. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Derosa graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Salwa Emil Ghabrial Elias, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2839 Route 10 East; #202
Morris Plains, NJ
 

Dr. Salwa Elias is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. Before completing her residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Elias attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Elias is conversant in Arabic.

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

All Interests: Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Food Allergy, Lung Problems, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunita Kanumury, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
496 E Main Street; Suite 1
Denville, NJ
 

Dr. Sunita Kanumury's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kanumury include asthma and allergies. Dr. Kanumury's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanumury obtained her medical school training at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, Dr. Kanumury (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Jason Sanford Levitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Madison Avenue; Suite C3402
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Jason Levitz is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Denville, NJ and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Levitz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His clinical interests include spinal cancer, breast cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Levitz is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Levitz's education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
28 Franklin Place
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. William Chernack is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Chernack attended New York Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Chernack is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Sinus Problems, Nose Problems, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
15 James Street
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Lisa Barisciano works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Barisciano is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has a special interest in asthma and allergies. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital. She takes Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and MultiPlan, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Barisciano has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Barisciano (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Kathryn Philbin Alberti, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
261 James Street; Suite 2a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Kathryn Alberti's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and heart problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alberti is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Alberti speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Ibrahim A Housri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology
28 Tiffany Drive
East Hanover, NJ
 

Dr. Ibrahim Housri is a specialist in adult hematology. He works in East Hanover, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. Dr. Housri speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Housri accepts Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, Health Net, and more.

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
10 Anderson Hill Road
Bernardsville, NJ
 

Dr. Serge Kaftal's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave Dr. Kaftal a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and anemia. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Kaftal is a graduate of International. Dr. Kaftal (or staff) is conversant in Polish, Italian, and Russian.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Knee Pain, Nutrition Issues, ... (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.