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We found 1 pulmonologists who accepts HIP Family Health near Lake Success, NY.

Dr. Wendy Jo Wise, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
270-05 76 Avenue; Lijmc Department of Medicine & Pulmonary Critical Care
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Wendy Wise is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Wise takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.