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We found 12 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Foda attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and German. Dr. Foda is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma

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

Dr. Anthony Brehm practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Brehm's clinical interests include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Brehm speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Chernyavskiy obtained his medical school training at Krasnoyarsk State Medical University and performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chernyavskiy include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Jamie Bessich works as an adult pulmonologist. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Bessich's clinical interests: non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, and mediastinal tumor. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bessich's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. He works in Huntington Station, NY. He has a special interest in emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Hourizadeh is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hourizadeh attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is professionally 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's specialties are pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richheimer include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richheimer takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Alex Reyentovich works as a cardiologist in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Reyentovich speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Reyentovich include heart transplant, myocarditis, and heart failure. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Reyentovich graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reyentovich takes. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Birjis Akhund specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Huntington Station, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Akhund is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Akhund has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Akhund (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Bruce Edward Gerberg, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Gerberg's area of specialization is general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Gerberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerberg's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Huntington Station, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. German include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), chronic sinusitis, and migraine. Dr. German is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is professionally 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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Dr. Steven Gary Wishner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Steven Wishner's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem. Dr. Wishner is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Wishner speaks Spanish. He 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 cardiology (heart disease) specialist. Dr. Rao's clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and myocarditis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally 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.