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We found 23 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept ConnectiCare near Monroe, CT.

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

Dr. Arthur Turetsky's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turetsky takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Turetsky's residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Turetsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Turetsky's practice is open to new patients.

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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 pulmonologist in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Salam trained at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Salam (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Salam has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nelson Chao's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chao is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Chao obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese.

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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, Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. John-Paul Ayala specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Ayala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Ayala 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: 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Fairfield, CT. Dr. Rudolph (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Rudolph attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudolph is open to new patients.

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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 is an allergist/immunologist in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Backman accepts. Dr. Backman is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Backman's office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Radoff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dr. Radoff attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Neil Smerling's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Smerling is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Smerling graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

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

Dr. Robert S Folman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumboll, CT
 

Dr. Robert Folman works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Trumboll, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Folman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Irena Veksler's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Veksler attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Veksler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Orell is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Shelton, CT, Derby, CT, and New Haven, CT. Clinical interests for Dr. Orell include lung cancer, red blood cell disorders, and bleeding disorders. Dr. Orell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Orell honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Eric Baum's specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He is in-network for Guardian, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Baum attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
115 Technology Drive; Suite B 302
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Michael King works as an allergist and immunologist. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. King accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then went on to complete his residency at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. King is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Robert Landis is a general pediatrician in Southport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Landis is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Katherine Bloom practices adult allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Bloom performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloom has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. David Karas is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He works in Shelton, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Karas honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Karas attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Karas is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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.