We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems near Basking Ridge, NJ.

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Stanley Fiel MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
435 South Street; Suite 350
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Stanley Fiel's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fiel include cystic fibrosis (CF), executive health, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fiel obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Clinical Trials, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Executive Health, Asthma

Dr. Brenda M. Matti-Orozco M.D.
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
435 South Street; Suite 350 and 210
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Brenda Matti-Orozco is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Matti-Orozco include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Matti-Orozco takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Matti-Orozco (or staff) speaks Filipino, Romanian, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Dementia, Diabetes, Palliative Care, Asthma

Dr. Barry R. Zitomer M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3.4 stars (5 ratings)
261 James Street
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Zitomer's specialty is general internal medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Zitomer include prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and bladder infection. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Zitomer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bladder Infection, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. David S. Lerman M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.5 stars (2 ratings)
261 James Street; Suite 2a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. David Lerman is a Morristown, NJ physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), bladder infection, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Lerman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Headache, Osteoporosis, Women's Heart Disease, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn P. Alberti MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.31 stars (11 ratings)
261 James Street; Suite 2a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Kathryn Alberti specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Morristown, NJ. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Alberti honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Alberti is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 3.71 stars (25 ratings)
10 Anderson Hill Road
Bernardsville, NJ
 

Dr. Serge Kaftal specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Bernardsville, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaftal's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and anemia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended medical school at International. Dr. Kaftal (or staff) is conversant in Polish, Italian, and Russian. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Knee Pain, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Other, Allergy & Immunology
261 James Street; Suite 1d
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Weinreb is a pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology specialist in Morristown, NJ and Parsippany, NJ. He has a special interest in asthma and allergies. Dr. Weinreb is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinreb graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

John Salaki MD
Specializes in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
435 South Street; Suite 210
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. John Salaki is a medical specialist in infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salaki include thyroid problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. Dr. Salaki takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Bladder ... (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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