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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Richman's clinical interests: pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Catherine Kier is a pediatric pulmonologist in Stony Brook, NY, Islip Terrace, NY, and Patchogue, NY. Dr. Kier's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Paul Strachan is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Strachan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Linda Efferen practices adult pulmonology. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Efferen takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

Richard M. Gewanter
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Daphna Y. Gelblum
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Daphna Gelblum is a radiation oncologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gelblum's areas of expertise include lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). She honors Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Gelblum is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Gelblum (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Mandarin, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

James Huang
Specializes in Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. James Huang's areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care) and cardiothoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Huang's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He welcomes 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)

Jahan Aghalar
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Jahan Aghalar is a medical oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Aghalar include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Aghalar takes Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Aghalar welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed 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

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's education and training includes medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richheimer accepts. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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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
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. John Fiore specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fiore's clinical interests encompass lung cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fiore's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston VA Medical Center. Dr. Fiore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Harshit Patel sees patients in Hicksville, NY, Floral Park, NY, and Brentwood, NY. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, NuHealth, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Matthew Bott
Specializes in Surgery, Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Bott is a surgery and oncology (cancer care) specialist in Commack, NY and New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Bott studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bott's office for an appointment.

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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
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. James Lee's specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lee trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include rectal cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in emergency medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), seizure disorders, and stroke. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Patel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following 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)

C. Jillian Tsai
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. C. Tsai specializes in radiation oncology and practices in New York, NY and Commack, NY. She speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before completing her residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance. She is accepting 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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