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We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Gettysburg, PA.

Dr. Kirankumar Jayram Viramgama, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
124 W. High Street
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Viramgama is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. Dr. Viramgama welcomes new patients. He attended B.J. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Alternative Medicine

Dr. Shubhra Ray, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
40 V - Twin Drive; Suite 205
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Shubhra Ray's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ray completed his residency training at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and New York Methodist Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), and interventional pulmonology. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ray (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Ray is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. Satish Amratlal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
20 Expedition Trail; Suite 101
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Satish Shah is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Harrisburg Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Paracentesis, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lyle Amos Siddoway, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 S Washington Street; Suite 22
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Lyle Siddoway sees patients in Gettysburg, PA and York, PA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Siddoway obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Siddoway's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Paul Fazio, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 S Washington Street; Suite 22
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Fazio practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Gettysburg, PA, York, PA, and Hanover, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fazio include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fazio takes. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan York Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Tina Ashley Khair, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
20 Expedition Trail; Suite 101
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Tina Khair specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, second opinions, and colon cancer. Dr. Khair honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khair is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Osteoporosis, Gynecologic Cancer, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon 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.