We found 161 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and respiratory failure. Dr. Patterson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Patterson speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Sims specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sims has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Morris Swartz is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swartz include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Swartz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue.

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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)

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

Dr. Darren Taichman is a pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Taichman focuses on intensive care. Dr. Taichman's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taichman obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the distinction of 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

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

Dr. Lee Greenspon is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Greenspon's clinical interests include emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally 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, Indirect Calorimetry, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. In Dr. Vachani's practice, Dr. Vachani is particularly interested in non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Vachani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Vachani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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.

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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

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

Dr. Nalaka Gooneratne's specialties are sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gooneratne is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gooneratne graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in French.

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

Dr. Harold Palevsky practices adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Palevsky is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palevsky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palevsky has received distinctions including 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.

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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)

Dr. Michael L Lippmann, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Lippmann's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Lippmann (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and German. In Dr. Lippmann's practice, he is particularly interested in bronchitis and asthma. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Lippmann graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Donald Peterson specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Peterson's clinical interests include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Peterson has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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. Frank Thomas Leone, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frank Leone works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Leone's clinical interests include emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Leone trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Jeffery Mark Ewig, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
34 & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ewig specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Ewig is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ewig has received the following distinctions: US News and World Report Top Doctors for Pediatric Pulmonology; Asthma Champion Award, Asthma Collaborative Practice Team; and Certificate of Appreciation, University of South Florida Pediatric and Med-Peds Residents. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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

Dr. Jason Fritz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Fritz's areas of expertise include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fritz 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, 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Meyer is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Meyer is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer welcomes new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Joel Deitz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deitz graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Deitz include: 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. He is affiliated with 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's specialties are adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He practices in Philadelphia, PA. He speaks Italian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tino include emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. Dr. Tino is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tino honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (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.
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