We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Affinity Health Plan near Shirley, NY.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
911 Montauk Highway
Shirley, NY
 

Dr. Michael Nussbaum is an adolescent medicine specialist in Holbrook, NY, Wading River, NY, and Port Jefferson, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, growth problems, and acne. Dr. Nussbaum accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Nussbaum completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 Montauk Highway
Shirley, NY
 

Dr. Bibi Zainul works as a general internist. Dr. Zainul (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Zainul's clinical interests include migraine, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Zainul honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Men's Health Issues, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
911 Montauk Highway
Shirley, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Kleinberg is a specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Kleinberg's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and lymphoma. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kleinberg's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

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Dr. Susan Diana Walker, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
492 Montauk Highway
East Moriches, NY
 

Dr. Susan Walker works as a pediatrician. Dr. Walker's areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), sore throat (pharyngitis), and ear infection. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walker takes. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Sore Throat, Immunization, Ear Infection, Diaper Rash, Pneumonia, Influenza, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Klingenberger-Beyer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
492 Montauk Highway
East Moriches, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Klingenberger-Beyer's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klingenberger-Beyer include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), genital warts, and menstrual disorders. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Klingenberger-Beyer trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Sore Throat, Immunization, Ear Infection, Diaper Rash, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pneumonia, ... (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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