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

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

Dr. Wajih Kidwai's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kidwai studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He 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)

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

Dr. Sandip Mukherjee is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mukherjee average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mukherjee attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mukherjee's 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)

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

Dr. Glen Henry works as an interventional cardiologist in North Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Westbrook, CT. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Henry obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Henry (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Henry's practice 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)

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

Dr. Su Hsien Lim is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Guilford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lim 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. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She 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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
57 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT
 

Dr. Alan Weiss' area of specialization is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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

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

Dr. Tao Zheng specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Zheng's education and training includes medical school at Tongji University Medical School and Hebei Medical University and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Zheng is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Goff is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Essex, CT, Old Saybrook, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Goff is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goff completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Condulis' specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Condulis is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Condulis is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Karen Goldberg is an adolescent medicine specialist in Madison, CT, Clinton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Goldberg is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Erin Springhorn's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Dr. Springhorn speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Burke is a general pediatrician in Essex, CT, New Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Burke honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Burke is open to 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)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Michelle Dilorenzo's specialty is general pediatrics. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dilorenzo honors. Dr. Dilorenzo is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dilorenzo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. David Stitelman's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He practices in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Greenwich, CT. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stitelman takes. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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.