We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare near Westbrook, CT.

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Wajih Kidwai is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Guilford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kidwai is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Breast Issues, Urologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Solid Tumor, Leukemia, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5 Pequot Park Road
Westbrook, CT
 

Dr. Sandip Mukherjee, who practices in Orange, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mukherjee takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mukherjee welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, Exercise Physiology, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
5 Pequot Park Road; Suite 101
Westbrook, CT
 

Dr. Glen Henry, who practices in North Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Westbrook, CT, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Henry (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Henry is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Electrocardiogram, Preventive Cardiology, Exercise Physiology, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Su Hsien Lim is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer, Head and ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
57 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT
 

Dr. Alan Weiss' area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weiss honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss is open to new patients. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Cholesterol Problems, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Preventive Care

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Tao Zheng is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in New Haven, CT, North Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zheng accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Zheng graduated from Tongji University Medical School and Hebei Medical University. Her residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Angioedema, Sinusitis, Hives, Asthma, Food Allergy

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Goff is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goff attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Child Abuse, Acne, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Consultation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Condulis is a pediatrician in Essex, CT, New Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. Dr. Condulis's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Condulis attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Child Abuse, Acne, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Hearing Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
162 East Main Street
Clinton, CT
 

Dr. Karen Goldberg is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She works in Madison, CT, Clinton, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. She obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Goldberg speaks Spanish. Dr. Goldberg is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adoption Issues, Consultation, Obesity, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
162 East Main Street
Clinton, CT
 

Dr. Erin Springhorn's specialty is adolescent medicine. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Springhorn takes MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Springhorn is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adoption Issues, Physical Exams, Consultation, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Burke's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Burke is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Burke trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Burke speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Nutrition Counseling, Sports Health, Hearing ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Michelle Dilorenzo works as a pediatrician. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dilorenzo takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dilorenzo's training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Gastrointestinal Problems, Acne, Sports Health, Physical Exams, Hearing Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stitelman accepts. Dr. Stitelman's practice is open to new patients. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (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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