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We found 44 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 works as an adult pulmonologist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sherling is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Sherling attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Sherling (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sherling's office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Bindu Ann Punnoose, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suites 800, 1400, 2400, 2550
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Bindu George's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Her education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. George (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Japanese, and Italian. She is affiliated with 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. Elizabeth De La Riva Velasco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth De La Riva-Velasco is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF). Her professional affiliations include Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Dr. De La Riva-Velasco takes Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. De La Riva-Velasco graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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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 pediatric pulmonologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Dr. Scharbach takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Scharbach obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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

Dr. Allen Dozor is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Dr. Dozor takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Dozor's training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Gary Robert Lehrman, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
160 N. State Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY
 

Dr. Gary Lehrman works as a pulmonologist in Briarcliff Manor, NY. His clinical interests include sleep disorders. Patients rated Dr. Lehrman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lehrman is professionally affiliated with SJRH Dobbs Ferry Pavillion, Westchester Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Diana Lowenthal's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Lowenthal focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Dr. Lowenthal's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowenthal takes. Dr. Lowenthal (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Yonkers, NY, Middletown, NY, and Hawthorne, NY. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kim is affiliated with 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. Sankaran Sivarama Krishnan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Sankaran Krishnan is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary function test (PFT), and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Child Health Plus. Dr. Krishnan studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. Dr. Krishnan trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function Test, Research, Pulmonary Hypertension, 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Brown is especially interested in asthma. She takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. John Welter is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Welter's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Welter trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital and Goryeb Children's Hospital for residency. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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

Dr. Suzette Gjonaj is a pediatric pulmonologist in Hawthorne, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, and New Windsor, NY. Dr. Gjonaj's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center. Her 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

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, who practices in Hawthorne, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Amin include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Dr. Amin takes Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Hawthorne, NY. In his practice, Dr. Boyer focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Boyer graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Boyer trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. He speaks 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 area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include asthma. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Kim attended Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Pollack graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Pollack honors Medicare insurance. She 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, 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.