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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Empedrad's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates. She graduated from Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

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

Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
8th Floor; 801 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Debbs is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Debbs is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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 Virtua Marlton Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. John Vincent Bosso, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Bosso is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Bosso average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and asthma. Dr. Bosso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Nyack Hospital. Dr. Bosso takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Sinus Problems, Nasal ... (Read more)

Dr. Harish M Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
801 Spruce Street; Spruce Building 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Sehdev's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sehdev has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriage, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. George A Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue; Suite 140
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech specializes in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belecanech include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Belecanech attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He 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 F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein specializes in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein has received professional recognition including the following: 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 J Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Dvorin include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, 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. Glenn Warren Laub, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
245 North 15th Street; Mail Stop 111
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Laub's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Laub's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Laub completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Laub is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Heart Valve Surgery, Varicose Veins, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos San Pedro Madamba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carlos Madamba is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Madamba's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Madamba's residency was performed at Bergen Regional Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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. Irene C Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Allergic Disease Associates. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. She is in-network for 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)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
301 East City Line Avenue; Suite 140
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon practices allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, 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. Joesph Thomas Costic, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
230 N Broad Street; 744 North Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Costic is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Costic's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Costic is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Aorta Surgery, ... (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.
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