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's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include bladder cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Rao graduated from Grant Medical College and then Dr. Rao performed Dr. Rao's residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Rao's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer, melanoma, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Gallinson's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Gallinson attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Steven Papish's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Morristown, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Papish average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Papish include breast cancer, melanoma, and multiple myeloma. Dr. Papish honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Papish's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He is accepting 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. 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), anemia, and asthma. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Elias speaks Arabic. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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

Dr. William Derosa is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: executive health, breast cancer, and melanoma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Derosa is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Derosa is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sunita Kanumury is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Denville, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ, and Newark, NJ. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kanumury include asthma and allergies. Dr. Kanumury's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanumury graduated from Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. She trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for her residency. Dr. Kanumury (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. William Chernack's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has a special interest in asthma, sinus problems, and allergies. Dr. Chernack has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Jason Levitz is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Denville, NJ and Morristown, NJ. In addition to English, Dr. Levitz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levitz include spinal cancer, breast cancer, and liver cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. Dr. Levitz has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Lisa Barisciano sees patients in Florham Park, NJ. Her medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Barisciano (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. She is especially interested in asthma and allergies. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital. She 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. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and MultiPlan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barisciano honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Ibrahim Housri is a physician who specializes in adult hematology. These areas are among Dr. Housri's clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and metabolic disorders. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. Great-West Healthcare, Guardian, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Housri accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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

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

Dr. Kathryn Alberti's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Alberti accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Alberti speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Serge Kaftal is a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in Bernardsville, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaftal's clinical interests include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and anemia. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Kaftal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from International. Dr. Kaftal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish, Italian, and Russian.

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

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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.