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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry HSA near Selinsgrove, PA.

Dr. Andrew Paul Matragrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
620 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Matragrano works as an adult pulmonologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Matragrano completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Exercise Physiology, Lung Problems

Dr. Matthew Thomas McElroy, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
620 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA
 

Dr. Matthew McElroy sees patients in Danville, PA, Lewisburg, PA, and Montoursville, PA. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. McElroy attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. McElroy is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McElroy accepts. He is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma

All Interests: Ultrasound, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion, Exercise Induced Asthma

Dr. Edward Thomas OBrien, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1575 N Old Trail
Selinsgrove, PA
 

Dr. Edward Obrien is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His clinical interests include cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Obrien a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Obrien takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma

Dr. Robert Anthony Mangano, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
620 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA
 

Dr. Robert Mangano works as a pediatric cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Mangano has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mangano accepts. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Nutrition Issues, Genetic Issues, Congenital Heart 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.