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

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

Dr. David Gallinson sees patients in Morristown, NJ. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer, melanoma, and musculoskeletal problems. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Gallinson attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Gallinson is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He is open to 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 works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Papish include breast cancer, melanoma, and multiple myeloma. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Papish attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Papish accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. William Derosa specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Derosa has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include executive health, breast cancer, and melanoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Derosa is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Clinical Trials, Thoracic Problems, Executive Health, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maithili Rao specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Springfield, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Rao studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Rao's residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. These areas are among Dr. Rao's clinical interests: bladder cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Rao is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks 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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Dr. Salwa Emil Ghabrial Elias, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2839 Route 10 East; #202
Morris Plains, NJ
 

Dr. Salwa Elias is a Morris Plains, NJ physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Elias speaks Arabic. These areas are among her clinical interests: 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. 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. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. She attended Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Kanumury has a special interest in asthma and allergies. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanumury accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Kanumury (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include 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 sees patients in Denville, NJ and Morristown, NJ. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Levitz is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include spinal cancer, breast cancer, and liver cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He trained at North Shore University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Levitz (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Levitz is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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

Dr. William Chernack is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Chernack graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Chernack completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chernack accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Florham Park, NJ. Dr. Barisciano's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and allergies. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and MultiPlan. Dr. Barisciano obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Barisciano (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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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 is a Morristown, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alberti include sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and heart problems. Patients gave Dr. Alberti an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Alberti is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ibrahim Housri practices adult hematology in East Hanover, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Housri include ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. He honors Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Housri is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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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 specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Bernardsville, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kaftal's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and anemia. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from International. In addition to English, Dr. Kaftal (or staff) speaks Polish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Kaftal is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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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.