We found 8 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 is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kryger is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
50 Gaylord Farm Road
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Adiba Geeti's specialty is adult pulmonology. She studied medicine at the University of Dhaka. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Geeti include lung problems and hospital care. Dr. Geeti is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Hospital Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Elizabeth Rodney's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Rodney takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. David Stair is a general internist. Dr. Stair is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Dr. Stair attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stair is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Asthma

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

Dr. Fausto Petruzziello's specialty is general internal medicine. After attending the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Berkshire Medical Center. Dr. Petruzziello's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare and TRICARE insurance. Dr. Petruzziello (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Petruzziello is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis

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

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. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Khodzinsky's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) speaks Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. James O'Connor is an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. O'Connor honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Karalyn Kinsella works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Kinsella is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Dr. Kinsella attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kinsella's office for an appointment.

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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.
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