We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry HSA 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 specialty is adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Simonelli is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simonelli honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a pulmonologist. Dr. Fisk is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Fisk's patients. Dr. Fisk accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Fisk graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For Dr. Fisk's professional training, Dr. Fisk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Fisk is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Ayers's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He 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 is affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Stamm completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist in Danville, PA, Bloomsburg, PA, and Tunkhannock, PA. Dr. Matragrano's education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangano attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. He is 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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