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We found 55 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Leap Basic HSA near Springfield, PA.

Dr. Lee William Greenspon, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob West, 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. Asad Ullah Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Prof. Building 2
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Asad Khan is a medical specialist in adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and sleep medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Khan is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. He completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2100 Keystone Avenue; Suite 309
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Prestel, who practices in Drexel Hill, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prestel include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prestel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Internal Medicine, Main Line Today.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Asthma, Thoracentesis

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Prof. Building 2 Suite 422
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wendell is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Wendell graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. His clinical interests encompass intensive care. Dr. Wendell is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Pneumonia, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Asthma, Thoracentesis

Dr. Wei Bin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Wei Bin practices adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and sleep medicine. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Bin honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scranton-Temple Residency Program and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Bin is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Leah Lande, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob West, Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Leah Lande's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She practices in Wynnewood, PA. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In Dr. Lande's practice, she is particularly interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: The Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award, Elected at Weill Medical College of Cornell Univ. Dr. Lande is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 422
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Siva Ramachandran's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Ramachandran is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Ramachandran attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ramachandran (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Thoracentesis

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Prof. Building 2 Suite 422
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Berkowitz practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Berkowitz's areas of expertise consist of pneumonia, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Pulmonology, Main Line Today. Dr. Berkowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Biopsy, Lung Problems, Asthma, Thoracentesis

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 205
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Vatsala Ramprasad is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Glen Mills, PA, Upland, PA, and Chester, PA. Her clinical interests include bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep problems. Dr. Ramprasad is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramprasad attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Ramprasad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2100 Keystone Avenue; Suite 309
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. Michael Weinstein is an adult pulmonology specialist in Drexel Hill, PA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinstein include bronchoscopy, sleep apnea, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Pulmonology, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2100 Keystone Avenue; Suite 309
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Dr. James Ortmeyer is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in bronchoscopy, asthma, and thoracentesis. Dr. Ortmeyer honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Ortmeyer is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Thoracentesis

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob West, Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Eliot Friedman is an adult pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Friedman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award Parker B. Francis Fellowship Award. He is professionally affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Dr. Friedman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
30 Medical Center; Suite 202
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Shivraj Desai works as an adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA and Upland, PA. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Desai trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Christopher Dupont, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
196 Sproul Road; Suite 207
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Dupont, who practices in Ridley Park, PA and Springfield, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchoscopy and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Dupont accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia, Dr. Dupont attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

Dr. Robert Alan Promisloff, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1001 City Line Avenue; Wb 113
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Promisloff's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Promisloff include intensive care, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Promisloff is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Promisloff attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Attending of the Year, Drexel University College of Medicine -2011; Top Doctor, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Checkbook Magazine; and TOP DOCTORS, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Anthony Meis, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
196 Sproul Road; Suite 207
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Gerald Meis is an adult pulmonology specialist in Ridley Park, PA and Springfield, PA. His clinical interests include lung cancer and asthma. Dr. Meis is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before performing his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia, Dr. Meis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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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.