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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay OAHMO near Tunkhannock, PA.

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Dr. David Emery Fisk, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
10 Trieble Road; Suite 3
Tunkhannock, PA
 

Dr. David Fisk, who practices in Bloomsburg, PA, Danville, PA, and Tunkhannock, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Fisk is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Fisk obtained Dr. Fisk's medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed Dr. Fisk's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Fisk's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisk takes.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma

Dr. Paul Anthony Arkless, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10 Trieble Road; Suite 1
Tunkhannock, PA
 

Dr. Paul Arkless sees patients in Wilkes Barre, PA and Tunkhannock, PA. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Arkless's education and training includes medical school at the University of Leicester Medical School and residency at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Arkless average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arkless is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Swollen Lymph Nodes, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Andrew Paul Matragrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
10 Trieble Road; Suite 3
Tunkhannock, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Matragrano, who practices in Danville, PA, Bloomsburg, PA, and Tunkhannock, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matragrano is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Matragrano completed a residency program at Harlem Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Eileen Marie Rattigan, MD
Specializes in Organ Transplantation, Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
10 Trieble Road; Suite 3
Tunkhannock, PA
 

Dr. Eileen Rattigan's specialties are organ transplantation, nuclear cardiology, and cardiology (heart disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rattigan is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rattigan completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. She is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Vascular Disease, Lung Problems, ... (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.