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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Net near Branford, CT.

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

Dr. Regina Palazzo works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Palazzo's medical residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palazzo takes. She is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Palazzo's office for an appointment.

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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

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

Dr. Richard Kaufman is a specialist in allergy & immunology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaufman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kaufman's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Prathibha Kumar is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar accepts. Dr. Kumar's residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. She is conversant in Kannada. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Dorr practices general pediatrics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorr is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Samuel Hahn works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in New Haven, CT and Branford, CT. Dr. Hahn has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hahn accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Hahn attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Alanna Coughlin's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Coughlin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Coughlin is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12 Village Street
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Bjorn Ringstad is a general internist in North Haven, CT and New Haven, CT. Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Ringstad attended medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ringstad is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to 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)

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

Dr. James Zumpano's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zumpano is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Zumpano graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Linda Waldman practices general pediatrics in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Waldman completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
682 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Dawn Torres specializes in general pediatrics. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres honors. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to 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.