We found 122 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Karen C Patterson MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Ste. F.
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Karen Patterson's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Patterson attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Patterson speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Obstructive Lung Disease, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lu ... (Read more)

Nalaka S Gooneratne MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Nalaka Gooneratne sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are sleep medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include sleep study, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gooneratne's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma, Lung Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Michael W Sims MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Michael Sims is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Sims honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sims is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Bronchitis, Obstructive Lung Disease, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Ob ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Donald Peterson is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Peterson is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Peterson completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Peterson has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Peterson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Lung Cancer, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, I ... (Read more)

Jason S Fritz MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Jason Fritz sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, second opinions, and intensive care. Dr. Fritz is affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fritz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Lung Cancer, Bronchitis, Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Obstructive Lung Disease, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Respiratory Fail ... (Read more)

Dr Olajumoke Olanrewaju Fadugba MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Allergy & Immunology
3400 Civic Center; West Pavillion 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Olajumoke Fadugba's areas of specialization are adult pulmonology and allergy & immunology. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fadugba's clinical interests include anaphylaxis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Fadugba is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunization, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Anaphyl ... (Read more)

Frank T Leone MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Frank Leone is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Leone graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leone honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Lee Greenspon is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenspon include sleep study, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Greenspon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenspon honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Greenspon graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Indirect Calorimetry, Cystic Fibr ... (Read more)

Harold I Palevsky MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building, Suite F
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Harold Palevsky is an adult pulmonologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in lung transplant, emphysema, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Palevsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Palevsky is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Lung Problems

All Interests: Second Opinions, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Lung Problems, Emphysema

Daniel Joseph Dorgan MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Daniel Dorgan works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Dorgan's areas of expertise include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchiectasis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dorgan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis, Lung Problems

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Howard Lustine is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Lustine's clinical interests include emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pneumonia. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Lustine has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, Insect Sting Allergy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Michael L Lippmann MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Michael Lippmann practices adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Lippmann attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Lippmann include bronchitis and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Lippmann has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Lippmann (or staff) speaks Hebrew and German. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bronchitis, Asthma, Lung Problems

All Interests: Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Joel L Deitz MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3737 Market Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Joel Deitz is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Deitz's areas of expertise include second opinions, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2008 through 2017; Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Bronchitis, Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Obstructive Lung Disease, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lung Problems, Resp ... (Read more)

Gregory Tino MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Gregory Tino's areas of specialization are adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tino include emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and second opinions. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tino accepts. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Tino trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue from 2004 - 2007, and 2010 - 2017. He speaks Italian. Dr. Tino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Interstitial Lung Disease, Bronchiectasis, Lung Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, L ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Thomas Meyer is a critical care specialist, pulmonologist, and sleep medicine specialist in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His clinical interests include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Meyer has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Emphysema, Lung Cancer, Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, Insect Sting Allergy, Cystic Fibrosis, S ... (Read more)

Anil Vachani MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion - 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Anil Vachani is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Vachani is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Vachani's areas of clinical interest consist of non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Vachani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vachani's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma

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