We found 82 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna Leap Basic HSA near Springfield, PA.

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

Dr. Donald Peterson is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Peterson's clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Peterson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peterson's office for an appointment.

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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. Asad Ullah Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Prof. Building 2
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Asad Khan is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khan include 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 attended King Edward Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Ramachandran takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ramachandran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ramachandran is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Gary Wendell practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Wendell focuses on intensive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Wendell attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Wendell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Lee Greenspon's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include emphysema, sleep study, and bronchitis. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Greenspon honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Greenspon's office for an appointment. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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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, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Prestel's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Prestel is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Internal Medicine, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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

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

Dr. Wei Bin specializes in adult critical care, obstetrics & gynecology, and sleep medicine. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Bin's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Scranton-Temple Residency Program and a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College, Dr. Bin attended Peking University Health Science Center and Temple University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Chinese.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1991 Sproul Road; Suite 500
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Lauren Rome works as a pulmonologist. Her clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Rome attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. She is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Rome has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Emphysema, Asthma

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

Dr. Vatsala Ramprasad is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Dr. Ramprasad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. She is especially interested in bronchoscopy, asthma, and sleep problems. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramprasad takes.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Asthma

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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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is especially interested in pneumonia, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Berkowitz performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkowitz has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Pulmonology, Main Line Today. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Meyer is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Meyer studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Dr. Meyer honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Susan Gregory is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Wynnewood, PA. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Gregory's areas of expertise include emphysema, pneumonia, and asthma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gregory is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Cough, Emphysema, Asthma

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

Dr. Leah Lande sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. Her medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, pneumonia, and asthma. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Lande performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lande is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shivraj Desai is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Upland, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Desai accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. After attending the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school, Dr. Desai completed his residency training at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Weinstein is a pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinstein include bronchoscopy, sleep apnea, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Weinstein attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstein has received professional recognition including the following: "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 Drexel Hill, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, asthma, and thoracentesis. Dr. Ortmeyer accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Thoracentesis

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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.