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Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
5 Plainsboro Road, Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine; Medical Arts Pavilion
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs' areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Debbs completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Debbs has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Harish M Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5 Plainsboro Road, Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine; Medical Arts Pavilion
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Sehdev is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Princeton HealthCare System. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sehdev completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sehdev takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sehdev has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Dr. Lisa D Levine, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 180
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Lisa Levine's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Levine attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Levine speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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.
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