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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Pulmonary Associates. Dr. Schachter is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Schachter attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Skloot is especially interested in emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Skloot speaks Spanish. She is open to 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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padilla include lung transplant, pneumonia shot, and heart transplant. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 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. In addition to English, 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. Timothy Joseph Harkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street; Box 1232
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Harkin's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer. Dr. Harkin's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Poor is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Poor attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Poor's practice 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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mullen's areas of expertise include the following: shingles, pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullen honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Mullen attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mullen include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. He 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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In Dr. Reddy's practice, he is particularly interested in heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Madras Medical College. His residency was performed 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) speaks the following foreign 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 a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corn include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergic contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Corn is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Corn accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is accepting 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's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. In addition to English, Dr. Busse (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: hereditary angioedema, sinusitis (sinus infection), and allergic contact dermatitis. Dr. Busse is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Busse honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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. She is accepting 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's specialty is radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. These areas are among Dr. Gupta's 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 accepts. He is professionally 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, 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 practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Camunas has indicated that his clinical interests include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and heart block. He honors Amerigroup, Fidelis, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Camunas trained 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. He 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 chest surgeon in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Lajam accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. 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. Dr. Lajam welcomes new patients.

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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 practices thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaufman include 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 honors. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Kaufman has an open panel.

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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.
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