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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ewig is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ewig studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News and World Report Top Doctors for Pediatric Pulmonology; Asthma Champion Award, Asthma Collaborative Practice Team; and Certificate of Appreciation, University of South Florida Pediatric and Med-Peds Residents. Dr. Ewig is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ewig is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harish Mohan 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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Sehdev's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Blood Tests, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2016. Dr. Debbs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech accepts. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Belecanech has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein works as an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gordon completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin specializes in allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dvorin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Dvorin's training includes residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos works as an allergist and immunologist. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos takes. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neesha Ann Rodrigues, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Neesha Rodrigues' medical specialty is radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rodrigues attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Rodrigues's areas of expertise include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodrigues's professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Baumann, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Umcpp - Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care; One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. John Baumann is a radiation oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Baumann's clinical interests: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Baumann is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew S Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Umcpp - Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care; One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Greenberg's medical specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenberg accepts. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Greenberg completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Greenberg welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Spergel is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spergel obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Spergel has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Asthma, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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

Dr. Lisa Levine practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Levine's training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Dr. Levine accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Miscarriages, Labor and Delivery, ... (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.