We found 26 providers with an interest in lung problems near Islip Terrace, NY.

Dr. Jigneshkumar Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Jignesh Patel is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Catherine Kier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2701 Sunrise Highway
Islip Terrace, NY
 

Dr. Catherine Kier works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Kier's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Exercise Physiology, Pneumonia, Tracheostomy, Cystic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paul Seth Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3001 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Paul Richman specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Richman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Paul Strachan is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Strachan focuses on pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Strachan takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary Hypertension

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1383 Veterans Memorial Highway; Suite 8
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Linda Efferen is a specialist in adult pulmonology. She works in Stony Brook, NY and Hauppauge, NY. She honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

James Huang - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. James Huang is an oncologist and cardiothoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huang include esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Huang accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Neuroendocrine Tumors, VATS Lobectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
1855 Union Boulevard; Suite B
Bayshore, NY
 

Dr. Michael Richheimer specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. Dr. Richheimer's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. After attending St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Richheimer completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Influenza, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, Allergy ... (Read more)

Jahan Aghalar - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Jahan Aghalar's specialty is medical oncology. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. Dr. Aghalar is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He accepts the following insurance: Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Aghalar studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Aghalar trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
285 W Main Street, Suite 104; Stony Brook Pediatrics of Sayville
Sayville, NY
 

Dr. Howard Hinestroza's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Hinestroza include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), behavioral disorders, and autism. Dr. Hinestroza is affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG). He takes Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hinestroza graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Sore Throat, Immunization, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Eating ... (Read more)

Richard M. Gewanter - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Richard Gewanter is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gewanter include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Dr. Gewanter accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gewanter is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

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Daphna Y. Gelblum - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Daphna Gelblum's specialty is radiation oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gelblum at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. She accepts Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Gelblum's practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Gelblum attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Gelblum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harshit Manilal Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
820 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Harshit Patel is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, NuHealth, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, ... (Read more)

John J. Fiore - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. John Fiore's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Commack, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fiore is especially interested in lung cancer. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston VA Medical Center. Dr. Fiore (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Fiore is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

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James E. Lee - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. James Lee's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Lee has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vaishali Raojibhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
100 St & Madison Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vaishali Patel works as an emergency medicine specialist. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), seizure disorders, and stroke. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Patel obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Sports Health, Poisoning, Cellulitis, Mechanical Ventilation, Seizure Disorders, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

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Matthew Bott - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Surgery, Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Bott is a medical specialist in surgery and oncology (cancer care). His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Bott is in-network for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Bott welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trachea Problems, ... (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.