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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 an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Patel's areas of clinical interest consist of pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended St. George's University School of Medicine.

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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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in East Setauket, NY and Islandia, NY. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Richman attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Richman's areas of expertise include the following: pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to 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)

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

Dr. Catherine Kier is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kier include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kier accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Paul Strachan works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Hauppauge, NY. Dr. Strachan's areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training 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

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

Dr. Linda Efferen is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Before completing her residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Efferen attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Efferen honors.

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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 a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Huang's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Huang accepts Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richheimer include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richheimer takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with 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 Issues, Sinusitis, Allergy ... (Read more)

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 New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Patel attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, NuHealth, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, ... (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. Dr. Aghalar is especially interested in bladder cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for 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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Richard M. Gewanter - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Richard Gewanter is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Rockville Centre, NY and Commack, NY. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gewanter is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gewanter speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. Dr. Gewanter is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (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 specialist in radiation oncology. She has a special interest in lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and breast cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Gelblum average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gelblum accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. John Fiore's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center. His clinical interests include lung cancer. Dr. Fiore's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fiore accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Fiore (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He is accepting 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 practices radiation oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: rectal cancer, lung cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vaishali Patel is an emergency medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), seizure disorders, and stroke. She is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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 languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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's medical specialty is surgery and oncology (cancer care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bott include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Bott is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bott is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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)

C. Jillian Tsai - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. C. Tsai is a radiation oncologist. 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. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. She honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Radiation Therapy, Palliative Care, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck ... (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.