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

Dr. Arthur Turetsky's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Turetsky's training includes a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Turetsky is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turetsky (or staff) is conversant in 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salam takes. He trained at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Salam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Salam 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 Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 268
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Nelson Chao, who practices in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Chao completed a residency program at Cabrini Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Chao 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, Adult Pulmonology
15 Corporate Drive
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. John-Paul Ayala is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ayala trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ayala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. 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, 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. Dr. Rudolph (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rudolph is accepting 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 works as an allergist/immunologist in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Backman honors. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Backman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Radoff obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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)

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Smerling is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Smerling welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Robert Folman is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Folman's 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He 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 Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
500 Monroe Turnpike; Suite 205
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Irena Veksler's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Veksler is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Veksler speaks Russian.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He has a special interest in lung cancer, red blood cell disorders, and bleeding disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Orell attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Hartford Hospital for residency. Dr. Orell is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 General Pediatrics
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 290
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Robert Landis is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landis honors. Dr. Landis has an open panel. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency 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 is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He works in Madison, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Baum honors Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Baum is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), he performed his residency at Greenwich Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks 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 Adult Allergy & Immunology
500 Monroe Turnpike; Suite 205
Monroe, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Bloom, who practices in Fairfield, CT, Monroe, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Bloom attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to 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 Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 280
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. David Karas specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine and practices in Shelton, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Karas is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Karas's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). 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.