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We found 146 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept United Healthcare Medicare near New York, NY.

Dr. Sophia Muthuswamy Muthuswamy Pillai, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sophia Pillai, who practices in New York, NY and Bronx, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Pillai (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchoscopy. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Pillai is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She has received the distinction of American Thoracic Society -Travel Scholarship Award.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Thomas Kwong Chen King, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas King's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. King include lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. Dr. King is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. His training includes a residency program at International. Dr. King has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Wu Chung Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong; and William Harris Visiting Professor, University of Taiwan. In addition to English, Dr. King (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary embolism, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Fabio Francisco Giron, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
170 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fabio Giron's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Giron (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Giron is especially interested in lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Giron average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Giron takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Dr. Francis Vincent Adams, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 5d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Francis Adams is an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Patients rated Dr. Adams highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Adams completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Adams has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Dr. Daniel Howard Sterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
462 First Avenue; Obv 605
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Sterman is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include the following: non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, and mediastinal tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Perlmutter Cancer Center. Dr. Sterman studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sterman has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Stenosis, Lung Problems, Trachea Problems, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Frederick Sloane, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
436 3rd Avenue; Second Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mark Sloane is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Sloane include emphysema, non-small cell lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Sloane is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Sloane attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Sloane has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma, Acute ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robert Jeffrey Kaner, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Kaner works as an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Dr. Kaner graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kaner trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaner takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kaner has received include New York Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and Dalsemar Research Scholar Award: American Lung Association. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lester W Blair, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
170 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lester Blair works as an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Dr. Blair has a special interest in bronchitis, tuberculosis (TB), and asthma. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Blair completed his residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Asthma

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Dr. Nancy E Amoroso, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care
530 1st Avenue; Suite 5e
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Amoroso's medical specialty is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Amoroso attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Her clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amoroso has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Amoroso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael J Matarese, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
254 West 10th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Matarese practices adult pulmonology in New York, NY. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Matarese's areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Patient's Choice Award issued by Vitals and Compassionate Doctor's Award issued by Vitals. In addition to English, Dr. Matarese speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Asthma

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Dr. Stuart M Garay, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
436 3rd Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Garay works as an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Garay include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Garay attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ronald G Crystal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1305 York Avenue; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Crystal, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, cystic fibrosis (CF), and interstitial lung disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division. Dr. Crystal is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Crystal's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Honors (selected): Elected member; Alpha Omega Alpha; and American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Crystal (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Research, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 5d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gail Schattner is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of emphysema, asthma, and interstitial lung disease. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schattner is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for her residency. Patients rated Dr. Schattner highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schattner honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Emphysema

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Dr. Eugene Shostak, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
170 William Street; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Eugene Shostak sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lahey Clinic. These areas are among Dr. Shostak's clinical interests: cryotherapy, lung cancer, and ablation. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shostak accepts. Dr. Shostak has received distinctions including Resident Travel Award. American Thoracic Society International Conference. San Diego, CA; Best Resident Teacher Award. Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Burlington, MA; and Scholarship for Academic Excellence. New York University. He is conversant in Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Tumor, Bronchoscopy with Biopsy, Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Ablation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
530 First Avenue; Suite 5d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Suzette Garofano practices adult pulmonology in New York, NY. Dr. Garofano has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garofano takes. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Garofano's medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ben-Gary Harvey, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
425 East 61st Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ben-Gary Harvey's specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Harvey is professionally affiliated with Rockefeller University Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harvey attended the University of the North for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospital of Brooklyn for residency. He has received distinctions including American Thoracic Society, International Conference; Fellow, Stony-Wold Herbert Fund, Inc.; and Stonywall Herbert Research Fellow. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Mechanical Ventilation, Cystic ... (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.