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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept HealthSmart near Rego Park, NY.

Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
45th Ave@ Parson Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. He trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak has a closed panel.

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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. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Tannous's clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tannous's medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robert John Marchlewski, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
21245 26th Avenue; Suite 1
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Robert Marchlewski's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and allergy & immunology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Marchlewski honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Lynelle Cecile Granady, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
210 E 86th Street; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lynelle Granady, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Granady is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Brian Safier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
210-33 26th Avenue
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Brian Safier's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He is in-network for POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Safier's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Safier speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Christine Ann Zawistowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1 Gustave Levy Place; 1202b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christine Zawistowski is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric critical care. Dr. Zawistowski's areas of expertise include the following: hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Zawistowski (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Influenza, Viral Infection, Acute Kidney Failure, Hospital Acquired Infection, Chronic Respiratory ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jennifer S Lee, MD
Specializes in Allergy
3119 Newtown Avenue; Suite 201
Long Island City, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Lee is an allergist in Long Island City, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Lee honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Michelle Marie Ramirez Joglar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
525 E 68th Street; # M-501
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Ramirez-Joglar is a medical specialist in pediatric critical care. Her areas of expertise include hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. Dr. Ramirez-Joglar is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ramirez-Joglar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Pneumonia, Influenza, Viral Infection, Acute ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
102-01 66th Road
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Richard Conn is a surgeon and critical care specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Conn is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conn honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Ryan A Steele, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
109-15 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Ryan Steele is an allergist/immunologist. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, HealthSmart, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Steele completed a residency program at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Steele is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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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.