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We found 52 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Turnersville, NJ.

Anthony F. Napoli, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
13 S. Lakeview Drive
Gibbsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Napoli works as a general practitioner and general pediatrician in Gibbsboro, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Collingswood, NJ. Before completing his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Dr. Napoli attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Napoli's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, 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. Stephen Eugene Zrada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
239 Hurfville - Cross Keys Road; Suite 480
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Zrada's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Zrada takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Zrada is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Immunodeficiency, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, 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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, 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. Richard Harvey Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road, Suite 480; Suite 480
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Greenberg's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Greenberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenberg is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, 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. Ashok Ramchandra Bapat, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
900 Medical Center Drive; Suite 200
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Ashok Bapat's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Clinical interests for Dr. Bapat include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Bapat is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, 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
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, 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. Trina Ann Poretta, DO
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
900 Medical Center Drive; Suite 200
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Trina Poretta is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Poretta is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Patients gave Dr. Poretta an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
900 Medical Center Drive; Suite 200
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. David Ross works as a hematologist and oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Ross attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ross is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos San Pedro Madamba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road, Suite 480; Suite 480
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Madamba practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Madamba's clinical interests: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Lee Lerch Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road; Suite 206
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gordon Lerch works as a family medicine physician and pediatrician in Gibbsboro, NJ and Sewell, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and syncope (fainting). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lerch attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, lung problems

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
123 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. John Tedeschi's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Tedeschi is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tedeschi include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. John B Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
123 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. John Tedeschi specializes in general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tedeschi include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Tedeschi is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tedeschi accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lower respiratory (lung and airway) infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (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.