We found 24 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Waltham, MA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
850 Boylston Street; Suite 540
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Joshua Boyce is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and allergy & immunology. Dr. Boyce is especially interested in asthma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Boyce completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Boyce has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Mass. Gen Hospital Pediatric House Staff AW. Outstanding Teaching : Glaxo Welcome Clinical; and Scientist AW. (K08) 1995: Charles P. Hood Found. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Boyce's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aidan Long practices allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Long accepts. He graduated from the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Long (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Allergy Associates and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Anaphylaxis, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti is a thoracic surgeon in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Lanuti has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. His professional affiliations include St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lanuti takes. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lanuti's distinctions include: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic Thoracic Surgery and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Lanuti speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Radiofrequency Ablation, Myasthenia Gravis, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Henning A Gaissert, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Henning Gaissert is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gaissert's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown University; and Allen W. Locke M.D. Physician Award, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks German and French. He is professionally affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, Emphysema

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hamilos specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). The average patient rating for Dr. Hamilos is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamilos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hamilos has received distinctions including Performance By A Junior Medical Student In Clinical Rotations; 1973-b.s. Degree Conferred With Highest Honors; and 1969-Edmund James Scholar, Univ Of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Hamilos (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Anaphylaxis, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Morris Ling, who practices in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ling include immunodeficiency, allergic contact dermatitis, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Ling attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Maryland Distinguished Scholar; National Merit Scholar; and Provost's Undergraduate Research Award, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ling is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Angioedema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Sabharwal performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Dorcas Doja Chi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Dorcas Chi's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Weymouth, MA and Brighton, MA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer and breast cancer. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chi attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: Abby Shevitz Young Physician Award. Dr. Chi is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Shore Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Chi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Johnson Tai Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
One Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Johnson Wong practices adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Wong graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include immunodeficiency, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. Dr. Wong has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Wong is conversant in Chinese. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Dermatitis, Cough, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Bigelow 804
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gregory Lewis is an adult cardiologist. Dr. Lewis's areas of expertise consist of heart failure, exercise physiology, and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lewis include: Alpha Omega Alpha Society Member Doran A. Stevens Prize Received MD With Honor and Distinction In; American Heart Association Grand Challenge Award Winner; and MGH Hassenfeld Scholar. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lewis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), NSMC Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 570
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aleena Banerji is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Patient ratings for Dr. Banerji average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, anaphylaxis, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banerji takes. Dr. Banerji has an open panel. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Anaphylaxis, Dermatitis, Angioedema, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Julie Lopes Stepanian, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Julie Stepanian works as a general pediatrician. She is especially interested in adolescent issues and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stepanian obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Dean'S Award For Service - Chicago Medical School. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Watertown, Boston Children's Hospital, and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Stepanian's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. John J Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. John Lee is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: anaphylaxis, immunotherapy, and drug allergy. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Anaphylaxis, Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Recurrent ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Matloff, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
230 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Steven Matloff specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Matloff attended Boston University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, food allergy, and rhinitis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matloff (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Matloff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Kenmore, Harvard Vanguard Wellesley, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2014 Washington St 6 S
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Tepas practices pediatric allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Tepas's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Tepas completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Aaaai/glaxo Smith Kline Respiratory Diseases Research Award; Arline and Pete Harman Pediatric Fellowship; and Society For Pediatric Research - Student Research Program. Dr. Tepas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Cameron Dorrans Wright, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street; Suite 665
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Cameron Wright is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Wright has a special interest in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (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.
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