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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicaid near Newton, NJ.

Dr. Rakesh K Garg, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
222 High Street; Suite 102
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Rakesh Garg is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Newton, NJ. Dr. Garg attended medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garg include sleep disorders, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Garg is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Mina Mohammadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
222 High Street; Suite 102
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Mina Mohammadi is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Newton, NJ and Hackettstown, NJ. Dr. Mohammadi's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and performed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital. She is conversant in Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
222 High Street; Suite 102
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Dayaparan Nadarajah's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nadarajah's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and asthma. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nadarajah honors. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His professional affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, General Pediatrics
61 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Pupo practices general pediatrics in Newton, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Pupo is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pupo include asthma and allergies. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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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.