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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept TRICARE near Cheshire, CT.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Gaylord Farms Road
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Meir Kryger practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kryger honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Insomnia, Narcolepsy

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
50 Gaylord Farm Road
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Adiba Geeti is a specialist in adult pulmonology. She works in Wallingford, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. She has a special interest in lung problems and hospital care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Geeti attended medical school at the University of Dhaka. Dr. Geeti is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Hospital Care, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
435 Highland Avenue; Suite 110
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Elizabeth Herz's specialty is adolescent medicine. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herz accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Herz is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Immunization, Allergies, Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
677 S Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. David Stair specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cheshire, CT and New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Dr. Stair attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Denise Marie Kearney, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
680 South Main Street; Suite 204
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Denise Kearney is an allergist/immunologist. Her clinical interests include allergy testing. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kearney's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Kearney is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
821 North Main Street Extension; Suite 210
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Fausto Petruzziello's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Petruzziello (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Petruzziello's hospital/clinic affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He attended the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Berkshire Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petruzziello takes Medicare and TRICARE insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Botox Injection, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Hiatal Hernia, Parasitic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1157 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Roman Khodzinsky sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Khodzinsky takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For his residency, Dr. Khodzinsky trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) is conversant in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Dr. Khodzinsky is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
435 Highland Avenue; Suite 110
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. James O'Connor's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. O'Connor honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of Connecticut Children's Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, Immunization, Allergies, Attention ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
435 Highland Avenue; Suite 110
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Karalyn Kinsella specializes in general pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kinsella attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Hearing Evaluation, Immunization, Ear ... (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.