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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6 Business Park Drive; Suite 202
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Regina Palazzo practices pediatric pulmonology. She is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Palazzo's training includes residency programs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Palazzo an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Bronchitis, Allergies, Sickle Cell Disease, Asthma

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
960 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Kaufman specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Kaufman's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman takes. He speaks Italian. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunization, Ear Infection, Hives, Fibromyalgia, Insect Allergy, Respiratory ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
251 West Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kumar completed her residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. She speaks Kannada. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Samuel Hahn's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in New Haven, CT and Branford, CT. Dr. Hahn has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hahn attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hahn speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Down Syndrome, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Alanna Coughlin is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Coughlin is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Child Abuse, Cystic Fibrosis, Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12 Village Street
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Bjorn Ringstad works as an internist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. He graduated from the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Ringstad is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
144 N Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. James Zumpano's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zumpano is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Zumpano attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Angina, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
420 E Main Street; Building 2 Suite 6
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Dorr's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Dorr honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dorr is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Physical Exams, Allergies, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman is a general pediatrician. Dr. Waldman's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Consultation, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Dawn Torres is a general pediatrician. Dr. Torres is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. She takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Child Abuse, Cystic Fibrosis, Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, ... (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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