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We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept MultiPlan near Northport, NY.

Dr. Hussein Daoud Foda, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Hussein Foda, who practices in Northport, NY and Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Foda's clinical interests: emphysema and asthma. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Foda completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and German.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chernyavskiy's clinical interests: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Chernyavskiy attended Krasnoyarsk State Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Mechanical Ventilation, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anthony Brehm, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Brehm sees patients in Northport, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Brehm speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Brehm studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his professional training, Dr. Brehm completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie L Bessich, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
55 Sherwood Drive
Hungington, NY
 

Dr. Jamie Bessich's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Before completing her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Bessich attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Bessich include non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, and mediastinal tumor. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Bessich is professionally affiliated with Perlmutter Cancer Center and White River Junction VA Medical 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. Aman Hourizadeh, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Aman Hourizadeh is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Hourizadeh obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He has a special interest in emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Anthem, and more. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Michael Richheimer specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. Dr. Richheimer's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. After attending St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Richheimer completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Influenza, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Birjis George Akhund, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Birjis Akhund is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Akhund graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Akhund trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Akhund is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Akhund (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Akhund's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

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Dr. Alex Reyentovich, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Alex Reyentovich's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, myocarditis, and heart failure. Dr. Reyentovich is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reyentovich honors. Dr. Reyentovich graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Reyentovich trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reyentovich include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Reyentovich is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Bruce Edward Gerberg, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Gerberg's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Gerberg's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerberg accepts. Dr. Gerberg is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Joint Pain, Kawasaki Disease, Lower Back Pain, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, Back Pain, Asthma, Headache, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Harold German is an internist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. German include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), chronic sinusitis, and migraine. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. German takes. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Dizziness, Neck Pain, Hoarseness, Influenza, Hyperthyroidism, Hypoglycemia, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Eric Blacher's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Blacher's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blacher honors. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Sinusitis, Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Gary Wishner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Steven Wishner practices general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. Dr. Wishner accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wishner is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Depression, Herpes, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Migraine, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaline D Rao, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Shaline Rao is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rao attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and myocarditis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rao is affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Valve Problems, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary ... (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.