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 specializes in 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 is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. She welcomes 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, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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

Dr. Hossein Sadeghi is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Sadeghi's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors, Yale New Haven Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, POMCO, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Sadeghi graduated from the University of Queensland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Leibert's training includes a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. His hospital/clinic 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

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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 accepts Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weiss is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bazzy-Asaad honors. Before performing her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center, Dr. Bazzy-Asaad attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bazzy-Asaad 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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Egan is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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

Dr. Paul Waters is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Waters accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Toronto General Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is open to new patients.

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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 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, 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
8 West End Avenue
Old Greenwich, 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. Donald Barry Boyd, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
77 Lafayette Place; Suite 301
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Donald Boyd is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Boyd is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Boyd attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in New Haven, CT, New London, CT, and Greenwich, CT. Dr. Decker's professional affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Decker attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decker accepts. 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 is a radiation oncologist in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. McGibbon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. McGibbon has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Lee is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients. Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lee speaks Korean.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Old Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Dr. Korval's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Korval attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Korval (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Albanian, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. 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

Dr. Denise Marie Kearney, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
106 Noroton Avenue; Suite 1
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)

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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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