We found 26 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept ConnectiCare near Old Greenwich, CT.

Dr. Lisa Hope Youkeles, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
644 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Youkeles' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Youkeles honors. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Youkeles attended Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Youkeles speaks Spanish. Dr. Youkeles's professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Hossein Sadeghi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other
190 West Broad Street; Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Hossein Sadeghi practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Sadeghi's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Yale New Haven Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO. Dr. Sadeghi's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road; Suite 1-3200
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Eric Leibert is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leibert is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Leibert trained at Bellevue Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Leibert is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road; Suite 2-2200
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Pnina Weiss is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weiss accepts Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function Test, Exercise Induced Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Alia Bazzy-Asaad specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in New Haven, CT and Greenwich, CT. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bazzy-Asaad studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. She trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center for her residency. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Disorders, Dysplasia, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Marie Egan is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Egan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Egan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Bronchitis, Pulmonary Function Test, Pneumonia, Asthma

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Patrizio is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Patrizio is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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
8 West End Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Dorothy Levine works as a general pediatrician in New Canaan, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. In her practice, Dr. Levine focuses on asthma and chronic cough. Dr. Levine is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Levine's office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Levine attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. She has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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
80 Mill River Street; Suite 2100
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Mitchell Lester is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Norwalk, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lester accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lester is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hay Fever, Asthma

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
77 Lafayette Place; Suite 302
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Paul Waters is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Waters's professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Before completing his residency at Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Waters attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Waters's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Achalasia, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Pleurodesis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
77 Lafayette Place; Suite 301
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Donald Boyd's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Boyd graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Platelet Disorders, Tumor, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy H Decker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Roy Decker sees patients in New Haven, CT, New London, CT, and Greenwich, CT. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Decker is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Bruce Andrew McGibbon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Bruce McGibbon works as a radiation oncologist in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGibbon accepts. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McGibbon's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Screening, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. M. Lee is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. M. Lee works in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Lee is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then Dr. Lee performed Dr. Lee's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Platelet Disorders, Tumor, Colorectal Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
8 West End Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Arnold Korval practices general pediatrics in Old Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Korval attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Korval (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Albanian, and French. Dr. Korval is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hearing Test, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Immunization, Ear Infection, Allergies, Attention ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
80 Mill River Street; Suite 2100
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Agnieszka Matczuk's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Matczuk honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Poznan University of Medical Sciences. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Matczuk (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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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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