We found 272 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near New Haven, CT.

Dr. Bruno Francesco Dicosmo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Bruno Dicosmo works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Dicosmo attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Dicosmo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Dicosmo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

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

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Dr. Lisa Hope Youkeles, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Youkeles is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Youkeles is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. She is open to new patients. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Dr. Bruce Elliot Sherling, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Bruce Sherling is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Sherling is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherling honors. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Sherling's residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sherling (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

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

Dr. Hedi Louise Leistner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Hedi Leistner's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Leistner's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Leistner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic Cough, Asthma, Acupuncture Treatment

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Dr. Hossein Sadeghi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Hossein Sadeghi's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Sadeghi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Sadeghi has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Yale New Haven Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
20 York Street; Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Possick sees patients in New Haven, CT. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Possick trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Peter Marshall's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks Japanese and French. Dr. Marshall is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Intensive Care, Asthma, Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Nelson Chao is an adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology specialist in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chao honors. Dr. Chao is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his residency, Dr. Chao trained at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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)

Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Philip Simkovitz is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Simkovitz is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Simkovitz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Mechanical Ventilation, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
60 Temple Street; 7f
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Brett Gerstenhaber's specialty is adult pulmonology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerstenhaber honors. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gerstenhaber completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gerstenhaber is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hospital 4th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Puchalski is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Puchalski accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Turetsky practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Turetsky is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Turetsky takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turetsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Aydin Pinar, who practices in New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pinar is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Pinar attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Eric Leibert's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Leibert takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, ConnectiCare, and more. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Leibert's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 York Stret; Winchester Chest Clinic - 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Melissa Knauert practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Knauert is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
40 Temple Street; Suite 3c
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Christine Won practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Won's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Won focuses on sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Won is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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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.