We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Unicare near Danvers, MA.

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Benjamin Nelson works as a pediatric pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and lung tumor. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Nelson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Nelson attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Teaching; Fellow Award; and Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung tumor, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Lung Tumor, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. James A Maclean, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
140 Commonwealth Avenue; Suite 103
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. James Maclean is a pediatric allergist and adult allergist and immunologist in Boston, MA, Salem, MA, and Danvers, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Maclean include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Maclean accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at International. He has received distinctions including Faculty Scholar; J.w. Mcconnell Award; and Boston Super Doctors. He speaks French. Dr. Maclean is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Hives, Latex Allergy, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Melissa S Putman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Melissa Putman works as an adult endocrinologist and pediatric endocrinologist in Boston, MA, Peabody, MA, and Weymouth, MA. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Putman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Putman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Metabolism, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Soto specializes in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and breast cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Soto attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Soto include: ASTRO Translational Research Symposium Travel Award; RTOG Travel Award; and ASCO Foundation Research Merit Award. In addition to English, Dr. Soto (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is affiliated with NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic ... (Read more)

Dr. Cristina Mazzoni Mazzoni Palumbo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
140 Commonwealth Avenue; Suite 103
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Cristina Palumbo, who practices in Salem, MA and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. Dr. Palumbo's areas of expertise consist of anaphylaxis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Her professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. Before completing her residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Palumbo attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She honors Coventry, Viant, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Zofia Piotrowska's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. She practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Piotrowska attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her clinical interests include lung cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piotrowska (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Polish. Dr. Piotrowska is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer

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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.
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