We found 61 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Hussein Daoud Foda, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Department of Medicine; Hsc 17 Room #040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Hussein Foda is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Foda focuses on emphysema and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Foda attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. Jigneshkumar Kanubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Jignesh Patel is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Katharine Anne Kevill, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
Hsc T 11 020 Department of Pediatrics; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Katharine Kevill is a pediatric pulmonologist and pulmonologist in Patchogue, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. In her practice, Dr. Kevill focuses on lung problems. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kevill takes. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Kevill's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Kevill (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Anthony Brehm, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Ufpc Smumc; Hsc Level 17 Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Brehm practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Northport, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among Dr. Brehm's clinical interests: bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Brehm speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Igor Chernyavskiy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Krasnoyarsk State Medical University. Dr. Chernyavskiy's training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Patients rated Dr. Chernyavskiy highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with 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. Paul Seth Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3001 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Paul Richman is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in East Setauket, NY and Islandia, NY. Dr. Richman obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpa G Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Hsc 17 040; Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Alpa Desai is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Desai graduated from Albany Medical College. She trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

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Dr. Rex Binguit Sagalla, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Stonybrook Univesity Medical Center; Hsc T 17-040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Rex Sagalla is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sagalla trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic Cough, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Kier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Stony Brook Children's Serv., P.c.; Amb. L-5, Suite 7
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Catherine Kier practices pediatric pulmonology. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kier completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kier include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Exercise Physiology, Pneumonia, Tracheostomy, Cystic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Muhammad Khurram Perwaiz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Muhammad Perwaiz's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Perwaiz's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Paul Strachan is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Hauppauge, NY. Dr. Strachan has a special interest in pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Pulmonary Hypertension

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
222 East Main Street; Suite 200
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Brian Margolis is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Smithtown, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Mineola, NY. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Margolis trained at Maimonides Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Margolis's clinical interests: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Margolis is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems

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

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Dr. Mathew David Ednick, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
240 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mathew Ednick practices pediatric pulmonology in Hampton Bays, NY, Smithtown, NY, and East Setauket, NY. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Ednick's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Exercise Physiology, Pneumonia, Influenza, Tracheostomy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1383 Veterans Memorial Highway; Suite 8
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Linda Efferen's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Efferen obtained her medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Kings County Hospital Center. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

James Huang - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. James Huang is an oncologist and cardiothoracic surgeon in Commack, NY and New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Huang's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Lung Problems, Neuroendocrine Tumors, VATS Lobectomy, Minimally ... (Read more)

Richard M. Gewanter - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Richard Gewanter, who practices in Rockville Centre, NY and Commack, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gewanter include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. Dr. Gewanter is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gewanter speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (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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