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We found 165 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 works as a pulmonologist in Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson takes. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Peterson is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. He speaks French. These areas are among Dr. Gooneratne's clinical interests: sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gooneratne accepts.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, Asthma, Insomnia, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Morris Swartz is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Swartz trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Swartz's distinctions include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2010 Top Docs issue. He 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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sims attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Deitz attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Deitz include second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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 is an adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. Dr. Tino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tino 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. In addition to English, Dr. Tino speaks 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. Lee William Greenspon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Lee Greenspon, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenspon include emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenspon 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. John Hyman Hansen-Flaschen, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 873 Maloney Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Hansen-Flaschen specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hansen-Flaschen include lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), second opinions, and intensive care. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hansen-Flaschen's distinctions include: 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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fritz include lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fritz attended Temple University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Darren Taichman practices adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Taichman include intensive care. Dr. Taichman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Taichman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 works as a pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palevsky include lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Palevsky's distinctions 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anil Vachani is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Vachani's practice, Dr. Vachani is particularly interested in non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Vachani is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Vachani takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Vachani graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For Dr. Vachani's residency, Dr. Vachani trained 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. Susan Ann Gregory, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Susan Gregory is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Wynnewood, PA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include emphysema, pneumonia, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Gregory performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Gregory welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Cough, 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 an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Dorgan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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

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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, she completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and respiratory failure. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Patterson is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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.