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

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

Dr. Elin Cohen works as a developmental behavioral pediatrician. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Cohen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Kevin Couloures is a specialist in pediatric critical care. Dr. Couloures takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended 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 and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
183 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT
 

Dr. Dorothy Levine works as a pediatrician. Dr. Levine's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and chronic cough. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed 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. Levine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Levine is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Levine's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Cough, Asthma

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

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio, who practices in Westport, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Patrizio is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
183 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT
 

Dr. Rosemary Klenk's specialty is general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Klenk is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Klenk is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network. Dr. Klenk honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Klenk attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. She has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Klenk (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. Mitchell Ross Lester, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
148 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Mitchell Lester is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Lester attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Lester's professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. Denise Kearney is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kearney include allergy testing. Dr. Kearney honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kearney completed her residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. She is affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Altbaum is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Altbaum's 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 sees patients in New Haven, CT and Westport, CT. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Denowitz is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. 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. Denowitz is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

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

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

Dr. Aymeric Louit is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. Before performing his residency at Greenwich Hospital, Dr. Louit attended The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Louit (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Louit 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, Food Allergy, Angioedema, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Agnieszka Matczuk works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Norwalk, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. She obtained her medical school training at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Matczuk accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. Dr. Matczuk (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Matczuk's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Mark Litchman sees patients in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Litchman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Litchman welcomes new patients. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Greenwich Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Joseph Sproviero works as an adult allergist and immunologist in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sproviero accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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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.