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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Viramgama is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. After attending B.J. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Viramgama highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viramgama takes. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), and interventional pulmonology. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, Dr. Ray performed his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Ray (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Harrisburg Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in York, PA and Gettysburg, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Siddoway include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Siddoway completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Siddoway is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan York Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Fazio's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan York Hospital. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Fazio takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Khair's areas of expertise include lung cancer, second opinions, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khair honors. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khair completed her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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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.