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We found 339 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Gregory Charles Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Kane is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane honors. Dr. Kane studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Kane has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial ... (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 is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Greenspon's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Greenspon has received the distinction of Named 'Top Doc' Philadelphia Magazine 2002 - Main Line Health. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Ritu Gupta Grewal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
211 S 9th Street; Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ritu Grewal is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Grewal is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. Her clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grewal takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Milton David Rossman, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, West Pavilion; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Milton Rossman is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rossman include interstitial lung disease and sarcoidosis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Rossman completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Philadelphia General Hospital. Dr. Rossman has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2004 - 2008 and 2010 -2016. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, beryllium disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Beryllium Disease, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Douglas Christie, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
422 Guardian Drive, Blockley Hall; Room 719
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jason Christie's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is especially interested in intensive care and lung problems. Dr. Christie honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Christie include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 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: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Injuries

Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis' medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hadjiliadis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Hadjiliadis has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis

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

Dr. Nalaka Gooneratne is a physician who specializes in sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. Dr. Gooneratne speaks French. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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 and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Michael Scharf is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Scharf include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Scharf obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

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

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

Dr. Morris Swartz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swartz include non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and second opinions. Dr. Swartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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. In Dr. Sims's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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)

Dr. William Patrick Sexauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Sexauer's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sexauer include emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sexauer studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. 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: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

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

Dr. Sandra B Weibel, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
834 Chestnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sandra Weibel is a medical specialist in adult immunology and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Weibel include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weibel takes. Dr. Weibel attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Weibel trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Weibel is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Donna Dolores Carstens, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donna Carstens is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. She attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carstens include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carstens honors. Dr. Carstens is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Vivek Narendra Ahya, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vivek Ahya works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahya average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2010, 2012 - 2016. Dr. Ahya is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Joel Deitz is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Deitz's areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, intensive care, and respiratory failure. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Deitz has received 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.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Tino speaks Italian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tino trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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