We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Workers' Compensation near New York, NY.

Dr. Rameen Mohammad Miarrostami, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Rameen Miarrostami, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Miarrostami has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and pulmonary rehabilitation treatment. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Miarrostami attended medical school at World University. For his professional training, Dr. Miarrostami completed a residency program at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Miarrostami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Emphysema

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Dr. Zvi Zvi Ben Zvi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
109 Reade Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Zvi Ben-Zvi works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Bx, NY, Riverdale, NY, and New York, NY. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hadassah University Medical Center and Driscoll Children's Hospital. His areas of expertise include lung problems. Dr. Ben-Zvi is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ben-Zvi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ben-Zvi (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Dr. Michael Larry Abott, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5h, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Abott specializes in adult critical care, geriatrics (elderly care), and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Abott average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Abott is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Abott takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Abott (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sam Parnia, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
525 E 68th Street # M-528; Box 130
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sam Parnia is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Parnia has a special interest in pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at the University of London and King's College London School of Medicine. Dr. Parnia completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
121 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Stony Brook, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak's professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph Thomas Vento, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Park Slope Physician Services, Pc; 7400-18 Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Vento sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Vento (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include pulmonary testing, electrocardiogram (EKG), and asthma. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Vento studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Screening Audiometry, Electrocardiogram, Pulmonary Testing, Heart Problems, Skin Tag Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West; 1 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Bronx, NY, Flushing, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung ... (Read more)

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Dr. Thomas Victor Bilfinger, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Surgical Associates, Pc; Stony Brook University Hospital
Hsc, T-19, Room 080, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger specializes in thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Bilfinger is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bilfinger graduated from the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Bilfinger (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, Heart Valve Disease, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Eliot Paul Schuster, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
135 Eastern Parkway; Suite 1h
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Eliot Schuster's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Schuster's clinical interests include diabetes, knee problems, and thyroid problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Schuster attended medical school at Stavropol State Medical Academy. Dr. Schuster (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, North Central Bronx Hospital, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis

All Interests: Bronchitis, Incontinence, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Knee Problems, Diabetes, Ulcers, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ratesh Khillan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ratesh Khillan is a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Khillan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Khillan's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, anal cancer, and multiple myeloma. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Khillan's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khillan honors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald E Moore, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
41 Eastern Parkway; Suite 1b
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Donald Moore is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Moore speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bronchitis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Moore highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, Anthem, and United Healthcare POS.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Bronchitis, Incontinence, Hypertension, Weight Management, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1225 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Fuchs is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Brooklyn, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fuchs include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and exercise physiology. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Fuchs obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Fuchs (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Stents, High Cholesterol, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Blake Alpert, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
550 1st Avenue; Nyu Langone Medical Center, Department of Radiology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Alpert works as a diagnostic radiologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Alpert include lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, and thoracic aortic aneurysm. Dr. Alpert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Alpert attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Alpert is professionally affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Imaging, Chronic ... (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.