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We found 363 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 a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Kane takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency 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. Unfortunately, he 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, Arterial ... (Read more)

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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Grewal's clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Her 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, 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)

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

Dr. Milton Rossman's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Philadelphia General Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include interstitial lung disease and sarcoidosis. Dr. Rossman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rossman include: 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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Christie obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Hadjiliadis's practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hadjiliadis accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hadjiliadis's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Scharf is an adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Scharf's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Scharf attended New York Medical College for medical school. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scharf has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008.

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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 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)

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

Dr. William Sexauer's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests 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. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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 practices adult immunology and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Weibel is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Weibel attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Carstens's clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Carstens performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She 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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ahya honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ahya has received distinctions including Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2010, 2012 - 2016. He is professionally 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 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)

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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.