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We found 13 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 practices adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Schachter is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Schachter attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Schachter is professionally 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. 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 area of specialization is adult pulmonology. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Skloot takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She is conversant in Spanish. She welcomes 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. Maria L Padilla, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maria Padilla's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in New York, NY. Dr. Padilla is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padilla include lung transplant, pneumonia shot, and heart transplant. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Padilla include: 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 is accepting 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. Timothy Joseph Harkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street; Box 1232
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Harkin is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Harkin has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer. He 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 is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Poor's areas of expertise include pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts 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 open to 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's specialty is adult infectious disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: shingles, pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). Dr. Mullen is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Mullen attended medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. Dr. Mullen has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Mullen speaks 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. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. He has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. His practice is open to 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corn include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergic contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Corn average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Corn graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Cough, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paula Busse specializes in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Busse studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her clinical interests include hereditary angioedema, sinusitis (sinus infection), and allergic contact dermatitis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Busse accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Busse include: Dr. Solomon Silver Award Clinical Medicine (MSH); T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award; and ACAAI Young Faculty Award New award. Dr. Busse (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Allergic Contact ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: basal cell carcinoma, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. His practice 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, Larynx ... (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. He is especially interested in thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and heart block. He takes Amerigroup, Fidelis, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Camunas's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Camunas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Camunas is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 surgeon in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Lajam's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Elmhurst Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Lajam (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kaufman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Kaufman speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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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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.