We found 147 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchoscopy. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pillai takes. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Pillai attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. She has received the distinction of American Thoracic Society -Travel Scholarship Award. Dr. Pillai (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King honors. Dr. King studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. For his residency, Dr. King trained at International. Distinctions awarded to Dr. King include: New York Super Doctors; Wu Chung Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong; and William Harris Visiting Professor, University of Taiwan. Dr. King (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 area of specialization is adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Giron is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Giron include lung problems. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giron accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Giron (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Giron is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, and mediastinal tumor. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sterman takes. Dr. Sterman studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sterman is professionally affiliated with Perlmutter Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Robert Kaner is a pulmonologist in New York, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Kaner is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kaner accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and Dalsemar Research Scholar Award: American Lung Association.

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

Dr. Francis Adams works as an adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. Dr. Adams is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adams include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Adams honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Lester Blair works as an adult pulmonologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bronchitis, tuberculosis (TB), and asthma. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blair's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Blair 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 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. Mark Frederick Sloane, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
436 3rd Avenue; Second Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mark Sloane is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Sloane speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sloane include emphysema, non-small cell lung cancer, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Sloane trained at Jacobi Medical Center for his residency. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sloane has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Eugene Shostak is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He speaks Russian. His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, lung cancer, and ablation. Dr. Shostak is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Lahey Clinic for residency. Dr. Shostak takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Nancy Amoroso is a physician who specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Amoroso's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Amoroso attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Amoroso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Polish.

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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. Mikhail Yuryevich Kazachkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
160 East 32nd Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mikhail Kazachkov is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kazachkov include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy for medical school, Dr. Kazachkov completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Kazachkov (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Stenosis, Trachea Problems, Autonomic Disorders, Asthma, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (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 is an adult pulmonology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Matarese is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Matarese is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matarese accepts. Dr. Matarese's distinctions include: Patient's Choice Award issued by Vitals and Compassionate Doctor's Award issued by Vitals.

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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 specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Garay's clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Garay is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. Robert J Giusti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
160 E 32nd Street, Fink Ambulatory Care Center; L3 Medical
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Giusti's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Giusti graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Giusti trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and chest pain. Dr. Giusti takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Giusti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Giusti is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Chest Pain, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gerald Michael Loughlin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Loughlin is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Loughlin's areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, sleep apnea, and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

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

Dr. Stephen Bennett is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bennett's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), tuberculosis (TB), and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Bennett attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Diabetic Nephropathy, ... (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.