We found 162 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Donald Peterson is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Peterson has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nalaka Sudheera Gooneratne, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nalaka Gooneratne is a sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gooneratne graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gooneratne speaks French. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Morris Alan Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Morris Swartz practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. Dr. Swartz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Swartz completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Swartz include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue. Dr. Swartz is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, bronchitis, small cell lung cancer, pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael William Sims, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sims, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sims graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sims completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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, obstructive lung disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Deitz sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. Dr. Deitz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2016; Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Deitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Tino, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Tino is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tino include emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. Dr. Tino's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2004 - 2007, and 2010 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. Dr. Tino is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Volume ... (Read more)

Dr. John Hyman Hansen-Flaschen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 873 Maloney Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Hansen-Flaschen is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hansen-Flaschen include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), second opinions, and intensive care. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016.

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

All Interests: Second Opinions, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Scott Fritz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Fritz works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Fritz's clinical interests include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fritz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Fritz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Respiratory ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Darren Taichman specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care. Dr. Taichman's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Vascular Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Harold Ingram Palevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Harold Palevsky is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Palevsky's clinical interests include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Palevsky's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Palevsky include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Second Opinions, Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Vascular Disease, Lung Volume Reduction ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Lee Greenspon specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Wynnewood, PA. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. Dr. Greenspon is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Greenspon's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anil Vachani, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anil Vachani practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vachani include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Vachani is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Vachani attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Vachani's residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vachani accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Tumor, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Lauren Rome specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rome graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is affiliated with Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rome's office for an appointment.

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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. Daniel Joseph Dorgan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Dorgan is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Dorgan's clinical interests include intensive care and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Columbia University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Infections

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Aili Lazaar is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include asthma, clinical trials, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Lazaar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lazaar completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Obstructive Lung Disease, Asthma

Dr. Karen C Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Ste. F.
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Karen Patterson is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Patterson is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and respiratory failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Patterson's residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, obstructive lung disease, asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, beryllium disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Second Opinions, Beryllium Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (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.