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

Dr. Meir Kryger's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Kryger attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Kryger is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kryger is accepting 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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. She works in Wallingford, CT and Bridgeport, CT. In her practice, Dr. Geeti focuses on lung problems. Dr. Geeti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of Dhaka. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Elizabeth Rodney is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for her residency. Dr. Rodney takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodney is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to 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
1157 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Malgorzata Chustecka works as an internist in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and Cheshire, CT. 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. Chustecka takes. Dr. Chustecka graduated from Medical University of Warsaw. Her medical residency was performed at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In addition to English, Dr. Chustecka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Fausto Petruzziello practices general internal medicine in North Haven, CT, Wallingford, CT, and Hamden, CT. Dr. Petruzziello (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Petruzziello attended the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Berkshire Medical Center for residency. Dr. Petruzziello has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1157 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Roman Khodzinsky's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Khodzinsky is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. His residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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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 a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency training at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Dr. O'Connor is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 specializes in general pediatrics. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kinsella honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kinsella is open to new patients.

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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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