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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 East 98th Street; 10th Floor Bo Mount Sinai Hospital Pulmonary
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gwen Skloot specializes in adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Skloot include emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Skloot is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Her practice 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)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maria Padilla's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung transplant, pneumonia shot, and heart transplant. Dr. Padilla's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Padilla studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her distinctions 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. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cough, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 East 98
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edwin Schachter is an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Schachter has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His distinctions include: 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. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and 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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street; Box 1232
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Harkin is a specialist in adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Harkin graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harkin completed a residency program at Long Island College Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

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

Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1 Gustave L Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hooman Poor is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise consist of pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Poor is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Poor 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.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism

Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paula Busse practices adult allergy & immunology in New York, NY. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Busse include anaphylaxis, hereditary angioedema, and sinusitis (sinus infection). She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Busse accepts. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Busse 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); T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award; and ACAAI Young Faculty Award New award. Dr. Busse (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. Dr. Reddy obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy has received the following distinction: Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY). He is accepting 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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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
5 East 98th Street; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Beth Corn's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Corn's clinical interests: anaphylaxis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and allergic contact dermatitis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Corn is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
168 Centre Street; Suite 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Kaufman's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kaufman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He 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)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
232 E 20 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mullen sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Mullen average 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in shingles, pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before performing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Mullen attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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

Specializes in Surgery
16 East 98th Street; Floor 1 Room Suite F
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jorge Camunas' medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Camunas is especially interested in thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and heart block. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Fidelis, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Camunas obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed 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

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
150 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam, who practices in Flushing, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lajam attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, and The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY). His practice is open to 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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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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