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We found 21 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry Bronze near Danville, PA.

Dr. Paul Flavian Simonelli, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Paul Simonelli works as an adult pulmonologist in Bloomsburg, PA, Danville, PA, and Port Matilda, PA. 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 studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is 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
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. David Fisk's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Fisk has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fisk accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisk obtained Dr. Fisk's medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed Dr. Fisk's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Fisk is professionally 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
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ayers works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ayers is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ayers is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Stent Placement, Intensive Care, Lung Cancer, Photodynamic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Andrew Stamm, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Jason Stamm's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Stamm graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. Carlos Ramon Perez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Carlos Perez is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Dr. Perez is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Perez takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Problems, Asthma

Dr. Kathy Lee Young, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Kathy Young is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Dr. Young's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for her residency. Dr. Young is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Robert Henry Kinsey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Robert Kinsey practices pediatric pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Kinsey attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Andrew Paul Matragrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Matragrano's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Matragrano's residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Cecilia Yoana Canto Alarcon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
100 N Academy Avenue; Department of Otolaryngology Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Cecilia Helwig's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Helwig is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of hearing loss, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and vascular malformations. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Helwig is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Neck Problems, Speech Disorders, Hearing Loss, Ear Infection, Tonsil Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Alan Facktor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Facktor's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Facktor is affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Thomas James Gergel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Gergel is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Gergel is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gergel include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Gergel takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for his residency. Dr. Gergel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, Spine Problems, Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Thomas McElroy, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Matthew McElroy specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. McElroy is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. McElroy focuses on musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. McElroy performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion, Exercise Induced Asthma

Dr. Matthew Alan Facktor, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Facktor's specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Facktor is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Facktor average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Facktor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy James McCloskey, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Timothy McCloskey specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He is affiliated with Geisinger. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. McCloskey has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McCloskey takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Rajiv Prasanna Panikkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Rajiv Panikkar is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Danville, PA. In his practice, Dr. Panikkar focuses on cancer. Dr. Panikkar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Solid Tumor, Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Michael Edward Friscia, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Michael Friscia is a thoracic surgery specialist in Danville, PA, Port Matilda, PA, and Lewistown, PA. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). On average, patients gave Dr. Friscia a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friscia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Friscia completed a residency program at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Lung Problems, Hyperhidrosis, Heart Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (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.