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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ewig specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Ewig attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Ewig 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. He speaks Spanish. He is 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 specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Empedrad is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad 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. 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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sehdev include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Sehdev's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sehdev's distinctions 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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Debbs trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Debbs include: 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. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is accepting 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 medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. His professional 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. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise 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, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. He has received distinctions including 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. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dvorin is 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. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gordon trained at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gordon's 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 is an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Haralabatos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her professional 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. Neesha Ann Rodrigues, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Neesha Rodrigues, who practices in Kendall Park, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Rodrigues is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Baumann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Harvard Radiation Oncology Program's residency program.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Greenberg's professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Greenberg's office for an appointment.

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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 pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology specialist. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Spergel's 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 has received the distinction of 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's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Levine accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Levine performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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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.