We found 36 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Viant near Skillman, NJ.

Dr. Laura K Buckley, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
281 Witherspoon Street; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Laura Buckley is an internist and pulmonologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Buckley attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Buckley include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Buckley is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence D Davanzo, DO
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Critical Care
601 Ewing Street; Suite C7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Davanzo, who practices in Somerset, NJ and Princeton, NJ, is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Davanzo include emphysema, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Dr. Davanzo is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Davanzo is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monika Koganti, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, General Internal Medicine, Critical Care
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Monika Koganti is a physician who specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), general internal medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Koganti's clinical interests include sleep apnea, snoring, and lung problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. For her professional training, Dr. Koganti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Koganti is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Problems

Dr. Tobia John Mercuro, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 101
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Tobia Mercuro is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). On average, patients gave Dr. Mercuro a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mercuro speaks Italian. Dr. Mercuro is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System, Capital Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpesh B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
211 Commons Way; Suite 211
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and internist in Kendall Park, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Hillsborogh, NJ. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Cantos Castro Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-18
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Rafael Castro specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and hepatitis. Dr. Castro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Justin Riggall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Riggall's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Riggall graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. His areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Lead Poisoning, Allergies, Behavior Problems, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Florian Helmrich, MD
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
301 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Helmrich works as a general pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. His areas of expertise consist of immunization (preventive vaccines), ear infection, and asthma. Dr. Helmrich is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Helmrich takes. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Helmrich trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Lung Problems, Immunization, Ear Infection, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Simon D. Murray, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
727 State Road; 2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Simon Murray works as a general practitioner, internist, and preventive medicine specialist. Dr. Murray graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his residency, Dr. Murray trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and general care. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Murray is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Headache, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Mammogram, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A. Schaeffer, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 302
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Schaeffer is a Princeton, NJ physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaeffer include thyroid problems, holter monitoring, and hepatitis. Dr. Schaeffer is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaeffer is a graduate of New York Medical College. He trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchitis, Bone Density Test, Holter ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Piscopiello, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
281 Witherspoon Street; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Piscopiello is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. Dr. Piscopiello's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and angina. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dimitrios Passalaris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 101
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. John Passalaris specializes in adult cardiology, general internal medicine, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Passalaris's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Passalaris is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Jerry Pedinoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other
24 Vreeland Drive
Skillman, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Pedinoff is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), chronic sinusitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Pedinoff is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Pedinoff is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph J Pecora III, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9 Dutchtown Harlingen Road
Belle Mead, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Pecora specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Belle Mead, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pecora include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Pecora is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Union Hospital, New Jersey.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Phillip Pellegrino, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
301 North Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Pellegrino specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Pellegrino's areas of expertise include ear infection, asthma, and sports physicals. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pellegrino honors. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Stanford University Medical Center and Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Physical Exams, Sports Physicals, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. James Raymond Beattie III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 101
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. James Beattie's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Beattie's areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), mitral valve prolapse, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Beattie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Electrocardiogram, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter ... (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.