We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Edwin Schachter is an adult pulmonology specialist in New York, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Schachter performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the following distinctions: Edward, Livingston Trudeau Fellow; New York Super Doctors; and Keynote Speaker ALA of Chicago World COPD Day. In addition to English, Dr. Schachter (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Schachter is professionally affiliated with Pulmonary Associates. His practice 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 attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Skloot include emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Skloot has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Skloot is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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. 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 specialist and pulmonologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include lung transplant, pneumonia shot, and heart transplant. Dr. Padilla graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Padilla 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. She 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. 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 in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Harkin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer. Dr. Harkin 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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Poor include pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. Dr. Poor welcomes 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in shingles, pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). Dr. Mullen attended medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Mullen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullen accepts. Dr. Mullen has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. He has an open panel.

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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 is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy has an open panel. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Reddy completed a residency program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil.

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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 is an adult allergist and immunologist in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Corn a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergic contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. Dr. Corn is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Busse (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Busse include hereditary angioedema, sinusitis (sinus infection), and allergic contact dermatitis. She studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Patient ratings for Dr. Busse average 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Busse honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Dr. Solomon Silver Award Clinical Medicine (MSH); T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award; and ACAAI Young Faculty Award New award. 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in New York, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Bronx, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include basal cell carcinoma, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is accepting 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 is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and heart block. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. Dr. Camunas is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Fidelis, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Camunas is accepting new patients. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Andrew Jonathan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
168 Centre Street; Suite 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman is a chest surgeon. Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then 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. In addition to English, he speaks 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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Dr. Fouad Elias Elias Lajam, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
150 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam is a thoracic surgeon. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lajam attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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.
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