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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 specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology and practices in Wallingford, CT, North Haven, CT, and New Haven, CT. He honors 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. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He 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, who practices in Wallingford, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. She has a special interest in lung problems and hospital care. Dr. Geeti is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of the University of Dhaka. Dr. Geeti accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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 area of specialization is adolescent medicine. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herz accepts. Dr. Herz is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Herz has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. Dr. Stair is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kearney include allergy testing. Dr. Kearney is affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kearney's practice is open to 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 practices general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petruzziello takes Medicare and TRICARE insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Petruzziello trained at Berkshire Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Petruzziello (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1157 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Roman Khodzinsky works as an internist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Khodzinsky's practice is open to new patients. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) speaks 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)

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

Dr. James O'Connor's specialty is adolescent medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Dr. O'Connor attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kinsella takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Dr. Kinsella 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, 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.