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

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
Norwalk Hospital - Wcmg
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Kevin Couloures' medical specialty is pediatric critical care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Couloures completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
4 Goodhill Road
Weston, CT
 

Dr. Elin Cohen works as a developmental behavioral pediatrician. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Cohen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio works as an infertility specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Patrizio is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrizio is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
183 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT
 

Dr. Dorothy Levine works as a pediatrician. 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. Dr. Levine has a special interest in asthma and chronic cough. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Levine is accepting new patients.

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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 is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Lester's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lester's professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hay Fever, Asthma

Specializes in General Pediatrics
183 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT
 

Dr. Rosemary Klenk is a general pediatrician. Dr. Klenk's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She has indicated that her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. She is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network. Dr. Klenk accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. 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. She has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Klenk (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

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

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

Dr. Denise Kearney is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She is especially interested in allergy testing. She is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kearney is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Kearney is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Robert Altbaum specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Westport, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Altbaum is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Altbaum is affiliated with 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. Dr. Denowitz has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Denowitz attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Denowitz speaks 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)

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

Dr. Aymeric Louit's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended The University of Sydney Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Greenwich Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Louit (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Mark Litchman is an allergy & immunology specialist. Before completing his residency at Greenwich Hospital, Dr. Litchman attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Litchman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Joseph Sproviero is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sproviero takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Agnieszka Matczuk's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She honors MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. She is a graduate of Poznan University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Matczuk completed her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Matczuk (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to 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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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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