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We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Anthem near Norwalk, CT.

Dr. Ellen R Cohen, MD
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
4 Goodhill Road
Weston, CT
 

Dr. Elin Cohen specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and practices in Weston, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cohen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
125 Kings Highway North
Westport, CT
 

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He works in Westport, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Patrizio studied medicine at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patrizio's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility, Endoscopy, Male Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Gottlieb Couloures, MPH, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
Norwalk Hospital - Wcmg
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Kevin Couloures is a medical specialist in pediatric critical care. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Couloures honors. Dr. Couloures attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Couloures completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Couloures is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sedation, Respiratory Failure, Circulatory Problems, Injuries, Sepsis, Trauma

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
183 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT
 

Dr. Dorothy Levine's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Levine has a special interest in asthma and chronic cough. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Levine's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Levine (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Mitchell Ross Lester, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
148 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Mitchell Lester's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Lester's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Lester's professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Rosemary Ellen Klenk, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
183 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT
 

Dr. Rosemary Klenk sees patients in New Canaan, CT and Stamford, CT. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Klenk's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klenk include immunization (preventive vaccines), cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Klenk has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Klenk (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Nutrition Issues, Immunization, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Robert A Altbaum, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
333 Post Road West
Westport, CT
 

Dr. Robert Altbaum's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Altbaum is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Osteoporosis, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill G Denowitz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
333 Post Road W
Westport, CT
 

Dr. Jill Denowitz practices general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Denowitz honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Denowitz's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Atrial Fibrillation, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Marie Kearney, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
106 Noroton Avenue
Darien, CT
 

Dr. Denise Kearney works as an allergist/immunologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include allergy testing. Dr. Kearney's hospital/clinic affiliations include MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Conjunctivitis, Hives, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
148 East Avenue; Suite 3g
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Aymeric Louit is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Louit graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Greenwich Hospital. He takes MultiPlan, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Louit (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Louit is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Food Allergy, Angioedema, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
148 East Avenue; Suite 3g
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Mark Litchman works as an allergist/immunologist in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Litchman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Greenwich Hospital. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Litchman honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hives, Food Allergy, Respiratory Infection, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
148 East Mill River Street; Suite 3g
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Agnieszka Matczuk is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Matczuk obtained her medical school training at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. In addition to English, Dr. Matczuk (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Matczuk is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Food Allergy, Angioedema, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
148 East Avenue; Suite 3g
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Sproviero's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Sproviero is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Hives, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

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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.