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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Guilford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Kidwai's professional affiliations include 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: 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Mukherjee performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mukherjee takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to 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 practices interventional cardiology. Dr. Henry attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Henry trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Henry (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Henry welcomes 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Guilford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. Dr. Lim accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. 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 Allergy & Immunology
633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Tao Zheng sees patients in New Haven, CT, North Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. Her medical specialty is allergy & immunology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Tongji University Medical School and Hebei Medical University. Dr. Zheng's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Zheng speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
57 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT
 

Dr. Alan Weiss practices family medicine. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Weiss highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weiss welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Goff is a pediatric endocrinologist. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goff is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goff trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Goff 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' specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Condulis attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialist in adolescent medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Goldberg attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Springhorn honors. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Springhorn's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Springhorn welcomes 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Burke is accepting new patients.

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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 general pediatrician in Essex, CT, New Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. She takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Dilorenzo is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is professionally 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 honors. Dr. Stitelman's practice is open to new patients. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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