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

Dr. Jignesh Patel practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Paul Richman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Islandia, NY. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Richman's areas of expertise consist of pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Catherine Kier practices pediatric pulmonology in Stony Brook, NY, Islip Terrace, NY, and Patchogue, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kier accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Paul Strachan practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Hauppauge, NY. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Strachan include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Strachan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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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 practices adult pulmonology. Before completing her residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Efferen attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and cardiothoracic surgery. 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. Dr. Huang's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. He takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Richard Gewanter's specialty is radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. Dr. Gewanter accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. Dr. Gewanter attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Daphna Gelblum is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Gelblum has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Gelblum include lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Her professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelblum takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gelblum's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Gelblum (or staff) speaks 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)

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

Dr. Jahan Aghalar's area of specialization is medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aghalar include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. Dr. Aghalar is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Aghalar honors Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 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. Dr. Richheimer is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. He attended St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson for residency. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. John Fiore is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Commack, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fiore include lung cancer. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fiore takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Fiore completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center. Dr. Fiore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Harshit Patel's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, NuHealth, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Matthew Bott's areas of specialization are surgery and oncology (cancer care); he sees patients in Commack, NY and New York, NY. 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. Dr. Bott's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He honors Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. James Lee is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), seizure disorders, and stroke. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Patel 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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C. Jillian Tsai - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. C. Tsai is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. She takes Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Tsai attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Palliative Care, Lung ... (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.
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