We found 41 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana near Rego Park, NY.

Dr. Edwin Neil Schachter, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 East 98
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edwin Schachter's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Schachter attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Schachter's areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Edward, Livingston Trudeau Fellow; New York Super Doctors; and Keynote Speaker ALA of Chicago World COPD Day. Dr. Schachter (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Pulmonary Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema

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Dr. Gwen Susan Skloot, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street, 10th Floor; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gwen Skloot, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Skloot include emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Skloot speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Function Test, Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Maria L Padilla, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10 East 102nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maria Padilla works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in New York, NY. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Padilla's clinical interests: lung transplant, pneumonia shot, and heart transplant. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Padilla is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award\t; Best Doctors New York Magazine; and Physician of the Year Award Nursing Department, MSMC. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Padilla welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Pneumonia Shot, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung Transplant, Arterial Blood Gas, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Timothy Joseph Harkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 5 Room 20k
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Harkin is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in New York, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harkin include emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

All Interests: Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Thoracentesis

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Dr. Dmitriy Yadgarov, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Dmitriy Yadgarov specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Queens, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Forest Hills, NY. He speaks Russian. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, restless leg syndrome, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Yadgarov is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. He studied medicine at Andijan State Medical Institute. Dr. Yadgarov's training includes a residency program at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
207 East 84th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Suzette Garofano's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Garofano accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Hooman Dadkhahi Poor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10 East 102nd Street; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hooman Poor is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He works in New York, NY. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Poor is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Poor's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Irina Zolotarevskaya, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Internal Medicine
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Irina Zolotarevskaya, who practices in Rego Park, NY and Queens, NY, is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Zolotarevskaya include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She completed her residency training at New York Hospital Queens. She speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone at Columbus Medical.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Chronic Respiratory Failure, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Chantal Spencer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 East 98th Street; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Chantal Spencer practices pediatric pulmonology in New York, NY. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and pneumonia. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Spencer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Aspiration, Sleep Problems, Pneumonia, Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Francis P Arena, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
157-02 Cross Bay Boulevard; Suite 204
Howard Beach, NY
 

Dr. Francis Arena is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Riverhead, NY. Dr. Arena has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arena attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He is conversant in Polish. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Soft Tissue Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

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Dr. Elliot Michael Belenkov, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
178 E 85 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Belenkov is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. In addition to English, Dr. Belenkov speaks Russian. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He studied medicine at Azerbaijan Medical University. Dr. Belenkov's residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors For Cancer in USA Castle Connolly Best Doctors NY Magazine/Castle Connolly. Dr. Belenkov is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Stomach Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Blood ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Patrick Mullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5 East 98th Street; Faculty Practice Associates, Floor 11
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mullen is an adult infectious disease specialist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Mullen include shingles, pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullen takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. He trained at Interfaith Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Mullen's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mullen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Syphilis, Shingles, HIV/AIDS

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Dr. Ramachandra Cherukuru Reddy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Coronary Artery Disease

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Dr. Beth Eve Corn, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
1425 Madison Avenue; Icahn (east) Building, Floor 11th Floor Room Room 11-20a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Beth Corn specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corn include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergic contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Corn graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Corn trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Corn has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Cough, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Eye ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
97 - 85 Queens Boulevard Suite; 3rd Floor, Area A
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Paul Bader is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Bader attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include platelet disorders, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Bader (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Bader is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Bone Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paula Jane Busse, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
S E 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paula Busse works as an allergist and immunologist in New York, NY. Dr. Busse graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her areas of expertise include hereditary angioedema, sinusitis (sinus infection), and allergic contact dermatitis. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Busse include: Dr. Solomon Silver Award Clinical Medicine (MSH); T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award; and ACAAI Young Faculty Award New award. In addition to English, Dr. Busse (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Contact Dermatitis, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Allergic Contact ... (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.
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