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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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in East Setauket, NY and Hauppauge, NY. His clinical interests encompass pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program 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. Paul Seth Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3001 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Paul Richman is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Richman is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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 pediatric pulmonologist in Stony Brook, NY, Islip Terrace, NY, and Patchogue, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kier include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kier honors.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Strachan include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Strachan is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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 works as an adult pulmonologist. She attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Efferen accepts.

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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, who practices in Commack, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Huang graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Huang is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Richheimer's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Richheimer completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. The average patient rating for Dr. Richheimer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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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 is a medical oncologist in Commack, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. He is in-network for Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Aghalar attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Aghalar is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Gewanter include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Dr. Gewanter takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gewanter is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. His practice 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 practices radiation oncology in Commack, NY, West Harrison, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gelblum trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelblum include lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelblum takes. In addition to English, Dr. Gelblum (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Gelblum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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

Dr. Harshit Patel is a physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, NuHealth, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Patel attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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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 is an oncologist and medical oncologist in Commack, NY. Dr. Fiore (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. In his practice, Dr. Fiore focuses on lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fiore completed a residency program at Boston VA Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fiore is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a Commack, NY physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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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's specialty is emergency medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), seizure disorders, and stroke. She is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Patel honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in 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 works as a surgeon and oncologist in Commack, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Bott has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. Dr. Bott is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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. These areas are among Dr. Tsai's clinical interests: lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Tsai has an open panel. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Palliative Care, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Skin Cancer

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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.