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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 a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Dicosmo attended medical school at 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Dr. Youkeles is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Youkeles 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Sherling is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Sherling takes several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sherling is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sherling (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Hossein Sadeghi's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Queensland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Sadeghi takes Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Hedi Leistner is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Leistner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Leistner trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston.

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

Dr. Jennifer Possick practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in New Haven, CT. Dr. Possick is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Possick's 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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Marshall accepts 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. He is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hospital 4th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Puchalski's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in New Haven, CT and West Haven, CT. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Puchalski trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Puchalski is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Aydin Pinar is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pinar is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, 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
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, 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)

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

Dr. Philip Simkovitz is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Simkovitz's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Simkovitz's practice is open to 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. She is professionally 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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Mark Siegel specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Siegel is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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 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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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.