We found 168 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Patterson is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patterson is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pleural effusion (water on the lungs), 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. Nalaka Sudhee Gooneratne, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nalaka Gooneratne's areas of specialization are sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. He has a special interest in sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Gooneratne takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gooneratne studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Michael William Sims, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sims practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sims include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sims studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, 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)

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

Dr. Donald Peterson is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Peterson's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Peterson welcomes 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. Olajumoke Olanrewaju Fadugba, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
3400 Civic Center; West Pavillion 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Olajumoke Fadugba is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. Her areas of expertise include the following: anaphylaxis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Fadugba is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fadugba takes.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunization, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Leone's clinical interests encompass emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Dr. Leone is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Jason Fritz practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Fritz's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Fritz is affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Lee Greenspon's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep study, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Greenspon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Greenspon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting 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, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Indirect Calorimetry, Cystic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Harold Palevsky is a pulmonologist. He has a special interest in lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). On average, patients gave Dr. Palevsky a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Palevsky's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, 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)

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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchiectasis. Dr. Dorgan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Dorgan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

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

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

Dr. Howard Lustine is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Lustine's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pneumonia. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Lippmann's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Lippmann's areas of expertise include bronchitis and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Lippmann has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Lippmann (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and German. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Joel L Deitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Deitz is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include second opinions, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Deitz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Deitz include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2017; Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), 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)

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

Dr. Darren Taichman's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Taichman include intensive care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Taichman is affiliated with 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. Morris A Swartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Morris Swartz is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swartz include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Swartz graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Swartz has received include 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: , lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), obstructive lung disease, lung problems, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

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

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

Dr. Thomas Meyer's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer 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. Dr. Meyer is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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)

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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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