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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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Schachter include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Schachter accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Schachter 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 the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Pulmonary Associates. He is open to 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. Maria L Padilla, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10 East 102nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maria Padilla is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung transplant, pneumonia shot, and heart transplant. Dr. Padilla studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Padilla accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Padilla's practice is open to 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. Gwen Susan Skloot, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5 E 98th Street, 10th Floor; Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gwen Skloot's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skloot studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Skloot speaks Spanish. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Timothy Joseph Harkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
10 East 102nd Street; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Harkin is an adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harkin include emphysema, lung cancer, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Harkin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. Dr. Harkin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Khmer. He welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Queens, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Forest Hills, NY. He attended Andijan State Medical Institute and then went on to complete his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yadgarov's areas of expertise include lung cancer, restless leg syndrome, and pulmonary fibrosis. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yadgarov speaks Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 practices adult pulmonology in New York, NY. Dr. Garofano has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garofano takes. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Garofano's medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung 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 works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in New York, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Poor honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is accepting 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 specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Her residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Zolotarevskaya's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Zolotarevskaya is affiliated with 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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Spencer is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Spencer include cystic fibrosis (CF), aspiration, and pneumonia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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
Nyu Langone Arena Oncology, 157-02 Cross Bay Boulevard; Suite 204
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Francis Arena is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Arena average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Arena attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Michael Patrick Mullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5 East 98th Street; Faculty Practice Associates, Floor 11
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mullen specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in New York, NY. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Mullen include shingles, pneumonia, and tuberculosis (TB). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Mullen welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Belenkov's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 accepts Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Belenkov's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Azerbaijan Medical University and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York's residency program. Dr. Belenkov has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors For Cancer in USA Castle Connolly Best Doctors NY Magazine/Castle Connolly. He is conversant in Russian.

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

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Reddy trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Corn include sinusitis (sinus infection), aspiration pneumonia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Corn at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Hives, Food Allergy, Aspiration Pneumonia, Pulmonary Function Test, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Allergy ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Henry Tannous' areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Yonkers, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Tannous's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. Paula Jane Busse, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
S E 98th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paula Busse is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult allergy & immunology. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Busse include asthma, angioedema, and allergy testing. Dr. Busse is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Busse's distinctions include: Dr. Solomon Silver Award Clinical Medicine (MSH) and T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award ACAAI Young Faculty Award New award. In addition to English, Dr. Busse (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hives, Angioedema, Allergy Testing, 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.