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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Northport, NY and Stony Brook, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema and asthma. Dr. Foda accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, and German. He 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. Igor Chernyavskiy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and Northport, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Chernyavskiy honors Amerigroup, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He is a graduate of Krasnoyarsk State Medical University and a graduate of Monmouth Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Chernyavskiy's professional affiliations include 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. Anthony Brehm, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Brehm's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Brehm performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. Her residency was performed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Bessich's clinical interests: non-small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, and mediastinal tumor. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bessich takes. Dr. Bessich is 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Hourizadeh is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hourizadeh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem.

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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) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Richheimer's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Richheimer completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. The average patient rating for Dr. Richheimer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Huntington Station, NY. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Akhund include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Akhund (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Akhund's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. His 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 takes. Dr. Reyentovich graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Reyentovich completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Reyentovich speaks 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 specialty is general pediatrics. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Gerberg attended medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gerberg's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gerberg is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an internist. Patient reviews placed Dr. German at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), chronic sinusitis, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. German is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wishner include chronic sinusitis, migraine, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Wishner takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.

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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 works as a cardiologist. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and myocarditis. Dr. Rao accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.