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We found 25 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Dr. Youkeles is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Youkeles speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Queensland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Sadeghi takes Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Yale New Haven Health System. 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Marie Egan, who practices in New Haven, CT and Greenwich, CT, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Egan graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Egan is accepting 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

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

Dr. Pnina Weiss is a pediatric pulmonologist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Alia Bazzy-Asaad's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bazzy-Asaad honors. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr. Bazzy-Asaad is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to 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)

Dr. Donald Barry Boyd, MD
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. Dr. Boyd is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Paul Waters specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. His professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Waters graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital. He takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waters is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Achalasia, Acid Reflux, Pleurodesis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio sees patients in Westport, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patrizio is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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)

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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Decker attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Dorothy Levine practices general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include asthma and chronic cough. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training 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. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Cough, Asthma

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

Dr. M. Lee's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Lee accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lee is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Bruce McGibbon, who practices in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. McGibbon obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency 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 open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Screening, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lester is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Lester's professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. Arnold Korval is a general pediatrician in Old Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Korval is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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) speaks 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)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
15 Valley Drive; Suite 200
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Harvey Seidenstein's specialty is adult cardiology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seidenstein takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Seidenstein attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Seidenstein's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Denise Kearney is an allergist/immunologist. Her clinical interests include allergy testing. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kearney's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Kearney is professionally affiliated with MidState Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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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.