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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 works as a developmental behavioral pediatrician. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Kevin Couloures' area of specialization is pediatric critical care. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Couloures completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Couloures's office for an appointment.

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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 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patrizio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare. He studied medicine at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Patrizio 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
183 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT
 

Dr. Dorothy Levine specializes in general pediatrics and practices in New Canaan, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Levine focuses on asthma and chronic cough. Dr. Levine honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Levine is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to 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 specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lester's professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Lester completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital.

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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 works as a pediatrician in New Canaan, CT and Stamford, CT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klenk include immunization (preventive vaccines), cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Klenk 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. Klenk (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network.

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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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altbaum's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Denise Kearney's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kearney include allergy testing. Dr. Kearney is affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kearney's 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. Jill G Denowitz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
333 Post Road W
Westport, CT
 

Dr. Jill Denowitz's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Denowitz's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Denowitz's 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)

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

Dr. Aymeric Louit's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Louit is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Louit honors. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at The University of Sydney Medical School and performed his residency at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Louit (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Agnieszka Matczuk is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. She works in Norwalk, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. 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 a graduate of Poznan University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. She takes MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. 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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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
148 East Avenue; Suite 3g
Norwalk, CT
 

Dr. Mark Litchman, who practices in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Litchman's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Litchman's practice 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Sproviero specializes in adult allergy & immunology. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sproviero is 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, 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.