We found 45 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Horizon Basic Plan A/50 near Turnersville, NJ.

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad works as an allergist/immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. Dr. Empedrad's medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Empedrad accepts.

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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. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech practices adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. Dr. Belecanech 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. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein specializes in adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Goldstein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein 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. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Dvorin completed residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dvorin include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Patients gave Dr. Dvorin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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)

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. Ashok Ramchandra Bapat, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
900 Medical Center Drive; Suite 200
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Ashok Bapat is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Bapat attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Bapat's areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Bapat has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
608 North Broad Street; Suite 310
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos practices adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Haralabatos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Haralabatos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Eugene Gatti's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gatti include pulmonary testing, skin allergy, and eczema. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Gatti has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Eczema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunotherapy, Croup, Allergies, Pulmonary Testing, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
42 East Laurel Road; Suite 1800, University Doctors Pavilion
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Anita Chopra practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Stratford, NJ. Dr. Chopra's training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. Her areas of expertise include the following: athlete's foot, eczema, and diabetes management. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chopra has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Scott Zalut, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1000 White Horse Road; 806
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Zalut's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Zalut include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Poretta include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Poretta's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Poretta has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Ross accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Ross's professional affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
901 Route 168; Suites 301-305
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. John Harding is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Harding include gastrointestinal bleeding, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and bone scan. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Harding is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17 West Red Bank Avenue; Suite 105
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. David Horvick's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Horvick include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and penile cancer. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horvick accepts. Dr. Horvick attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Harford Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor, lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
570 Egg Harbor Road; Harbor Pavilions, Suite B-5
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Judith Lightfoot is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Voorhees, NJ and Sewell, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: athlete's foot, transplant procedures, and tuberculosis (TB). Dr. Lightfoot honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Lightfoot is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Chronic Wounds, Sinus Problems, Skin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso practices family medicine in Woodbury Heights, NJ, Woodbury, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. On average, patients gave Dr. Tomasso a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tomasso takes. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tomasso is professionally affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, 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.