We found 86 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Focus near Orange, CT.

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jennifer Possick practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in New Haven, CT. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Possick is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Possick is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1450 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Peter Marshall's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His professional affiliations include Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Marshall accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks the following languages: Japanese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Intensive Care, Asthma, Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Puchalski works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in New Haven, CT and West Haven, CT. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puchalski honors. Before performing his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Puchalski attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Puchalski is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Puchalski's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
175 Sherman Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Aydin Pinar is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pinar honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Rehabilitation

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Mark Siegel practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Siegel is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Pneumonia, Asthma, Pulmonary Embolism, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Melissa Knauert is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Knauert's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Knauert attended Yale School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Christine Won is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Won's practice, she is particularly interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Stanford University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Won is conversant in Korean. Her professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Won has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jose Gomez-Villalobos specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gomez-Villalobos trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. Dr. Gomez-Villalobos is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1450 Chapel Street; Yale New Haven Hospital -src Campus
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Siner's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Siner is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Intensive Care, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
40 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Ilene Rosenberg's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rosenberg trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Rosenberg welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Spirometry, Hay Fever, Chronic Cough, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
950 Campbell Avenue; 111a
W Haven, CT
 

Dr. Meir Kryger is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Wallingford, CT, North Haven, CT, and New Haven, CT. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kryger graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kryger trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Kryger's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Insomnia, Narcolepsy

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Carolyn Rochester is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rochester graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Emphysema, Asthma

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Matthay specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in New Haven, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matthay accepts. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Matthay (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Bronchitis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Koff is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in New Haven, CT. Dr. Koff's clinical interests include lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Koff is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kathleen Akgun's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Akgun has indicated that her clinical interests include lung cancer. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Akgun attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Akgun's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Building
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Danielle Antin-Ozerkis is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Antin-Ozerkis welcomes new patients. Dr. Antin-Ozerkis obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (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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