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We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near New York, NY.

Dr. Edwin Neil Schachter, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 East 98
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edwin Schachter's specialty is adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Schachter attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Schachter's clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Schachter's distinctions include: Edward, Livingston Trudeau Fellow; New York Super Doctors; and Keynote Speaker ALA of Chicago World COPD Day. Dr. Schachter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pulmonary Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema

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Dr. Maria L Padilla, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maria Padilla, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include lung transplant, pneumonia shot, and heart transplant. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Padilla accepts. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award\t; Best Doctors New York Magazine; and Physician of the Year Award Nursing Department, MSMC. Dr. Padilla speaks Spanish. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Pneumonia Shot, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung Transplant, Arterial Blood Gas, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gwen Susan Skloot, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 East 98th Street; 10th Floor Bo Mount Sinai Hospital Pulmonary
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gwen Skloot's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Skloot's areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Timothy Joseph Harkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street; Box 1232
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Harkin, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer. Clinical interests for Dr. Harkin include emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Harkin is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Long Island College Hospital for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harkin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

All Interests: Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Thoracentesis

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Dr. Hooman Dadkhahi Poor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Gustave L Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hooman Poor practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Poor is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and more. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Michael Patrick Mullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
232 E 20 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mullen's specialty is adult infectious disease. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in shingles, pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullen honors. He attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mullen include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. Dr. Mullen speaks Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Syphilis, Shingles, HIV/AIDS

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Dr. Beth Eve Corn, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
5 East 98th Street; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Beth Corn's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corn include sinusitis (sinus infection), aspiration pneumonia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Corn takes. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Corn attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Corn's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Hives, Food Allergy, Aspiration Pneumonia, Pulmonary Function Test, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramachandra Cherukuru Reddy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
240 Willoughby Street; 5th Floor, Suite 5a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Reddy trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Coronary Artery Disease

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Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue; Guggenheim Pavilion, Floor 2nd
New York, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Tannous's clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tannous's medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paula Jane Busse, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paula Busse sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Busse include asthma, angioedema, and allergy testing. Dr. Busse takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Busse has received include Dr. Solomon Silver Award Clinical Medicine (MSH) and T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award ACAAI Young Faculty Award New award. Dr. Busse (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hives, Angioedema, Allergy Testing, Asthma

Dr. Vishal Gupta, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1184 Fifth Avenue 1st Floor; Box 1236
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vishal Gupta works as a radiation oncologist in New York, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Bronx, NY. Dr. Gupta obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include basal cell carcinoma, esophageal cancer, and throat cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Vaginal Cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Bone Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Skin ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrew Jonathan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
168 Centre Street; Suite 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Kaufman speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaufman include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kaufman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Thoracotomy, Trachea Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jorge Luis Camunas, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
16 East 98th Street; Floor 1 Room Suite F
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jorge Camunas' area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Camunas include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and heart block. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Fidelis, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Camunas is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Camunas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Lobectomy, Pacemaker Implantation, Thoracotomy, Lung Cancer, Heart Block, Mediastinal Tumor

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Dr. Fouad Elias Elias Lajam, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
150 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam works as a thoracic surgeon in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Lajam's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lajam trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer

All Interests: Heart Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Thoracotomy, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal ... (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.