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

Dr. Nelson Chao is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao accepts. Dr. Chao attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He trained at Cabrini Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Arthur Turetsky's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Turetsky (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Turetsky attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Turetsky honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes 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)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Adil Salam is an adult pulmonologist. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Salam completed a residency program at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Salam (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to 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

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

Dr. John-Paul Ayala specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ayala honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Ayala (or staff) speaks 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Rudolph works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rudolph attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Rudolph (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Rudolph is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Alan Radoff is a cardiologist. Dr. Radoff is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Backman's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Backman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Neil Smerling is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patients gave Dr. Smerling an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smerling accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

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

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 sees patients in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Veksler trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Veksler takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Veksler's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Eric Baum practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine in Madison, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Baum takes several insurance carriers, including Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baum 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)

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

Dr. Michael King is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. King is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). For his residency, Dr. King trained at Greenwich Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Shelton, CT, Derby, CT, and New Haven, CT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Orell include lung cancer, red blood cell disorders, and bleeding disorders. Dr. Orell is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Hartford Hospital. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Robert Landis is a pediatrician in Southport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. He takes Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. Before completing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Landis attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. 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: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Katherine Bloom's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bloom's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloom is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Robert Folman, who practices in Trumboll, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Folman attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Folman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Folman 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)

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. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Karas accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Karas obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, he speaks 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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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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