We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare POS near New Haven, CT.

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

Dr. Hossein Sadeghi is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He attended the University of Queensland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Sadeghi honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadeghi's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Yale New Haven Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Sadeghi 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)

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 attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leistner accepts. Her 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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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hospital 4th Floor
New Haven, CT

Dr. Jonathan Puchalski works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in New Haven, CT and West Haven, CT. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puchalski honors. 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. Dr. Puchalski is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Puchalski's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
330 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT

Dr. Abeel Mangi sees patients in New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mangi attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed at Columbia University Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mangi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Aorta ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
20 York Street
New Haven, CT

Dr. David Stitelman is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stitelman accepts. Dr. Stitelman's practice is open to new patients. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (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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