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We found 21 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept ConnectiCare near Monroe, CT.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 268
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Nelson Chao's areas of specialization are adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Chao is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He trained at Cabrini Medical Center for his residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chao honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Chinese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Turetsky is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Turetsky obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Turetsky (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Adil Salam is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Salam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Salam is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. For his professional training, Dr. Salam completed a residency program at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Salam takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. John-Paul Ayala works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ayala is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ayala's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ayala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Spirometry, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Rudolph is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Fairfield, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudolph graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Rudolph (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rudolph's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Scott Backman, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
500 Monroe Turnpike; Suite 205
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Backman specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patients gave Dr. Backman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Backman attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 283
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Alan Radoff's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dr. Radoff attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Radoff's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
500 Monroe Turnpike; Suite 205
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Irena Veksler works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist. She speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Veksler is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Veksler's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Hay Fever, Cough, Hives, Asthma, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 290
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Robert Landis is a general pediatrician. Dr. Landis is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Landis completed a residency program at Texas Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Ear ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 280
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Eric Baum's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baum is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Baum is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Ear Infection, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 292
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling works as an internist in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Smerling has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
115 Technology Drive; Suite B 302
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Michael King specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. King performed his residency at Greenwich Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. King's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Facial Pain, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Orell, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
330 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Orell practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Shelton, CT, Derby, CT, and New Haven, CT. His clinical interests include lung cancer, red blood cell disorders, and bleeding disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Orell performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orell accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Red Blood Cell Disorders, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Bleeding Disorders

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
500 Monroe Turnpike; Suite 205
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Bloom practices adult allergy & immunology in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Bloom's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Bloom is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hay Fever, Hives, Asthma, Food Allergy

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumboll, CT
 

Dr. Robert Folman is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Trumboll, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Folman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Folman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Colorectal Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 280
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. David Karas' areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Karas graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Karas is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Ear Infection, Neck ... (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.