We found 46 providers with an interest in lung problems near Hawthorne, NY.

Dr. Bruce Elliot Sherling, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Sherling's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Sherling (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Sherling performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sherling is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherling honors. He has an open panel.

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

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suites 800, 1400, 2400, 2550
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Bindu George's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. George (or staff) speaks Spanish, Japanese, and Italian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Lynne Meredith Quittell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
480 Bedford Road; Chappaqua Office
Chappaqua, NY
 

Dr. Lynne Quittell specializes in pediatric pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Quittell speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Quittell completed her residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Quittell is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Quittell include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth De La Riva-Velasco is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. De La Riva-Velasco accepts the following insurance: Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and Goryeb Children's Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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Dr. Marilyn Marie Scharbach, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suites 800, 1400, 2400, 2550
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Marilyn Scharbach is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scharbach include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes Medicare insurance. Her professional affiliations include Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Amy Stephanie Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suites 800, 1400, 2400, 2550
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Amy Brown is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in New York, NY, Valhalla, NY, and Poughkeepsie, NY. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Allen J Dozor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Allen Dozor is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Dozor takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Dozor attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Dozor is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Diana B Lowenthal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Diana Lowenthal practices pediatric pulmonology. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Dr. Lowenthal has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowenthal honors. In addition to English, Dr. Lowenthal (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. Dr. Lowenthal is affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, Asthma

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Dr. Christy Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Christy Kim practices pediatric pulmonology. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kim completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Aspiration, Swallowing Problems, Asthma

Dr. John Joseph Welter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. John Welter's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Welter's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Before performing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and Goryeb Children's Hospital, Dr. Welter attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Sankaran Krishnan is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Dr. Krishnan has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary function test (PFT), and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Krishnan trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function Test, Research, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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Dr. Suzette Theresa Gjonaj, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Suzette Gjonaj, who practices in Hawthorne, NY, Newburgh, NY, and Poughkeepsie, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Gjonaj's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Gjonaj is affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Nikhil Shantilal Amin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Nikhil Amin is a pediatric pulmonologist in Hawthorne, NY and Valhalla, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Amin is affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Fidelis, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Research, Asthma

Dr. Joseph Thomas Boyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Boyer's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Boyer is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Youngsook Cathy Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Youngsook Kim's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Kim has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She attended Kyungpook National University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, SJRH Park Care Pavilion, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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Dr. Yehudit L Pollack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suites 800, 1400, 2400, 2550
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Yehudit Pollack works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Hawthorne, NY, Bronx, NY, and Newburgh, NY. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Pollack trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Pollack accepts Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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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.