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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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Schachter include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Schachter accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Schachter has received 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 foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Pulmonary Associates. He is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung transplant, pneumonia shot, and heart transplant. Dr. Padilla studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Padilla accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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's practice is open to 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 medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skloot studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Skloot speaks Spanish. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harkin include emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Harkin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer. He welcomes 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 works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in New York, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Poor honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in New York, NY. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Mullen include shingles, pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Mullen welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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

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

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Reddy trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Beth Corn's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Corn include sinusitis (sinus infection), aspiration pneumonia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Corn at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Henry Tannous' areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Yonkers, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Tannous's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Busse include asthma, angioedema, and allergy testing. Dr. Busse is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Busse's distinctions include: Dr. Solomon Silver Award Clinical Medicine (MSH) and T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award ACAAI Young Faculty Award New award. In addition to English, Dr. Busse (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She welcomes 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he 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 honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. Dr. Gupta has an open panel.

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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 practices thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and 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. These areas are among Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman takes. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Kaufman welcomes 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 works as a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Camunas's areas of clinical interest consist of thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and heart block. He honors Amerigroup, Fidelis, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Camunas (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. Dr. Camunas has an open panel.

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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 is a thoracic surgery specialist in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Lajam's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. After attending Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Lajam is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.