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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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Guilford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. Dr. Kidwai is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kidwai attended medical school at King Edward Medical University.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mukherjee honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He 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. He is accepting 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's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Dr. Henry is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Henry's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Henry (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim honors. Dr. Lim is open to new patients. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lim completed residency programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. She speaks Mandarin.

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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 practices family medicine in Guilford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Centerbrook, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. She works in New Haven, CT, North Haven, CT, and Old Saybrook, CT. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Tongji University Medical School and Hebei Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Zheng speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Goff is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is 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)

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

Dr. Karen Goldberg works as an adolescent medicine specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Goldberg is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. She welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Goldberg attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is an adolescent medicine specialist in Madison, CT, New Haven, CT, and Clinton, CT. Dr. Springhorn takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Springhorn is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Burke obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. Dr. Burke is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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. Nicholas Condulis is a general pediatrician. Dr. Condulis has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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 General Pediatrics
30 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT
 

Dr. Michelle Dilorenzo's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Dilorenzo is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Dilorenzo's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency 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)

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

Dr. David Stitelman is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stitelman completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.