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 specializes in pediatric critical care. Dr. Couloures is professionally affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Couloures completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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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 pediatrician in Weston, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cohen is accepting 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 sees patients in Westport, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare. Dr. Patrizio graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
183 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT
 

Dr. Dorothy Levine is a general pediatrician. In addition to English, Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. In her practice, Dr. Levine focuses on asthma and chronic cough. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Levine takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lester's professional affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lester accepts. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program.

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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 pediatrician in New Canaan, CT and Stamford, CT. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Klenk's clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Norwalk Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klenk 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 following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Klenk (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Westport, CT and New Haven, CT. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Altbaum attended Harvard Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwalk Hospital 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 is a general internist. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Denowitz attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient ratings for Dr. Denowitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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)

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

Dr. Agnieszka Matczuk practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Matczuk is a graduate of Poznan University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matczuk honors. Dr. Matczuk (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Matczuk is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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)

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

Dr. Aymeric Louit is an allergist/immunologist in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Louit is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Louit trained at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Louit (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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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 a specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Litchman has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Litchman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Sproviero's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sproviero accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sproviero's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
106 Noroton Avenue
Darien, CT
 

Dr. Denise Kearney is an allergy & immunology specialist in Darien, CT and New Haven, CT. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Kearney attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kearney is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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