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We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept US Family Health Plan near Greenwich, CT.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Marie Egan is a pediatric pulmonologist. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Egan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Bronchitis, Pulmonary Function Test, Pneumonia, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Alia Bazzy-Asaad sees patients in New Haven, CT and Greenwich, CT. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of American University of Beirut Medical Center's residency program. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bazzy-Asaad is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Disorders, Dysplasia, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio, who practices in Westport, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patrizio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare. He studied medicine at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Patrizio is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility, Endoscopy, Male Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy H Decker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Roy Decker is a specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Decker attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Decker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Bruce Andrew McGibbon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Bruce McGibbon specializes in radiation oncology. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. McGibbon accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McGibbon's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Screening, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stitelman completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5 Perryridge Road; Greenwich Hospital - Emergency Department
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Melissa Langhan is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist in New Haven, CT and Greenwich, CT. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Langhan performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Emergency Ultrasound, Asthma

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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.