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We found 90 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Newtown Square, PA.

Dr. Louis Harold Guernsey Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
Nemours Pediatric Partners at Bryn Mawr; Medical Office Building North, Suite 201
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Louis Guernsey practices pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Guernsey is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Guernsey attended Emory University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Jersey Magazine's Top Children's Physicians and SJ magazine Top Doc for Kids.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Shortness of Breath, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Sleep Problems, Chronic Cough

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 320
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Pitman's specialty is adult pulmonology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pitman include emphysema, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitman has an open panel. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, State University of New York (SUNY), and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Pitman has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wei Bin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Wei Bin practices adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and sleep medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Bin takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bin is accepting new patients. He attended Peking University Health Science Center and Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scranton-Temple Residency Program and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 500
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Lauren Rome specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Wynnewood, PA, Paoli, PA, and Broomall, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rome include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Rome is affiliated with Main Line Health. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Catherine Anne Riley, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Adult Cardiology, Critical Care
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 320
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Catherine Riley's areas of specialization are pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), adult cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Riley include emphysema, sleep study, and pneumonia. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Riley is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at Lankenau Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 320
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Clarke Piatt is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Bryn Mawr, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His areas of expertise include emphysema, sleep study, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Piatt average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Piatt has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Study, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Ronald Bruce Barnett, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Barnett's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnett include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and second opinions. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Barnett obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Christopher Dupont, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
196 Sproul Road; Suite 207
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Dupont is an adult pulmonologist. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dupont completed a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. He is especially interested in bronchoscopy and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Dupont is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 2, Suite 124
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Howard Lustine is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Wynnewood, PA and Paoli, PA. Dr. Lustine attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pneumonia. Dr. Lustine takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. He has a closed panel.

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

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil A Mushlin, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
15 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 202
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Neil Mushlin's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Mushlin obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, sleep study, and pneumonia. Patient ratings for Dr. Mushlin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Mushlin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3402
Media, PA
 

Dr. George Lieb, who practices in Media, PA and West Chester, PA, is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). After completing medical school at Eugenio Maria de Hostos University, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His areas of expertise include emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. Dr. Lieb takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Lieb is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Riddle Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Rhinitis, Sleep Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Anthony Meis, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
196 Sproul Road; Suite 207
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Gerald Meis' specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Meis has a special interest in lung cancer and asthma. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
196 Sproul Road; Suite 207
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Eric Heffelfinger is an adult pulmonologist. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Heffelfinger performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer and asthma. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Yolanda Denise Heman-Ackah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah is an ear, nose and throat specialist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Heman-Ackah attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Tracheostomy, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Klein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1068 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Ii, Suite 2106
Media, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Klein specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Klein has received include "Top Doctor" in Asthma and Allergy, Main Line Today; Top Allergist and Immunologist awarded by HealthTap; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Flu Shot, Immunodeficiency, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, Nasal Polyps, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Ardito, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 245, Pinnacle Ent Associates, Head & Neck Division - Newtown .
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ardito specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA. These areas are among Dr. Ardito's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ardito is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hoarseness, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (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.