We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry HMO near Bloomsburg, PA.

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Dr. Paul Flavian Simonelli, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
549 Fair Street
Bloomsburg, PA
 

Dr. Paul Simonelli's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Simonelli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simonelli takes. Dr. Simonelli attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. David Emery Fisk, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
549 Fair Street
Bloomsburg, PA
 

Dr. David Fisk sees patients in Bloomsburg, PA, Danville, PA, and Tunkhannock, PA. Dr. David Fisk's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Fisk is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Fisk completed Dr. Fisk's residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Fisk is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Fisk's patients. Dr. Fisk is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma

Dr. Michael L Ayers, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
549 Fair Street
Bloomsburg, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ayers' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayers obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ayers is affiliated with Geisinger.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Navigational Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Andrew Stamm, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
549 Fair Street
Bloomsburg, PA
 

Dr. Jason Stamm's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Stamm trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stamm is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Andrew Paul Matragrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
549 Fair Street
Bloomsburg, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Matragrano's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Matragrano's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Matragrano is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Exercise Physiology, Lung Problems

Dr. Robert Anthony Mangano, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6850 Lows Road
Bloomsburg, PA
 

Dr. Robert Mangano's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mangano takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Nutrition Issues, Genetic Issues, Congenital Heart Disease, ... (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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