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

Dr. Paul Richman is an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in East Setauket, NY and Islandia, NY. In Dr. Richman's practice, he is particularly interested in pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Richman 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. Anthony Brehm, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C-16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Brehm works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Northport, NY, Hauppauge, NY, and East Setauket, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brehm accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Catherine Kier is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Kier graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kier completed a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kier is an in-network provider for 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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Paul Strachan's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strachan include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Strachan attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school.

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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Efferen accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Kings County Hospital Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Daphna Gelblum's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Gelblum's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). She is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Gelblum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Jahan Aghalar
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. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Aghalar accepts the following insurance: Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Aghalar's 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

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

Dr. Harshit Patel's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Emergency Medicine
100 St & Madison Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vaishali Patel's area of specialization is emergency medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include anaphylaxis, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and seizure disorders. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training 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)

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

Dr. C. Tsai is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to 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)

Celso Hofilena, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1770 Motor Parkway
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Celso Hofilena's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Hofilena include sinusitis (sinus infection), acne, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Hofilena attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Hofilena (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Hofilena is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Southside Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Sore Throat, Immunization, Ear Infection, Diaper Rash, Influenza, Acne, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Richheimer works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist, internist, and allergist and immunologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy testing, and eczema. Dr. Richheimer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Richheimer 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 Biopsy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

John J. Fiore
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. John Fiore practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Fiore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fiore include lung cancer. Dr. Fiore is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fiore is rated highly by his patients. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fiore accepts. Dr. Fiore's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer

James E. Lee
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. James Lee specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Commack, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include rectal cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Lee is professionally 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

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

Dr. Janice Yu-Hsin Chyou, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
200 Motor Parkway; Ste C-16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Janice Chyou is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Hauppauge, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Her areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, myocarditis, and viral cardiomyopathy. Dr. Chyou is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Chyou attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Chyou accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. She has received the following distinctions: American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence; American Heart Association Laennec Young Clinician Award Finalist; and Izard Prize in Cardiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Myocarditis, Heart Bypass Surgery, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical ... (Read more)

Juliana Eng
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Juliana Eng is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. In Dr. Eng's practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Eng is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Eng attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung 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.
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