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We found 273 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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Dicosmo attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Dr. Dicosmo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Dicosmo 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, 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 critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Youkeles takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Youkeles's office for an appointment.

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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 pulmonologist. Dr. Sherling is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sherling (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Sherling's professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric pulmonologist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Dr. Leistner attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Leistner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadeghi studied medicine at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Sadeghi has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Sadeghi is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Yale New Haven Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Possick attended Yale School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marshall's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Marshall completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Marshall (or staff) is conversant in Japanese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary embolism

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

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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 a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puchalski honors. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Puchalski attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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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'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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Aydin Pinar works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in New Haven, CT. Dr. Pinar is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Pinar is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nelson Chao is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. Dr. Chao's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Chao graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He trained at Cabrini Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following 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)

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

Dr. Philip Simkovitz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Simkovitz's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Simkovitz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Melissa Knauert is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Knauert's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Adil Salam works as a pulmonologist. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salam honors. For his residency, Dr. Salam trained at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Salam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Italian. He is 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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Mark Siegel, who practices in New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Siegel completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Siegel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Pneumonia, Asthma, Pulmonary Embolism, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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

Dr. John-Paul Ayala's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Ayala is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ayala attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Ayala 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. Ayala honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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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.