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
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Hussein Foda practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema and asthma. Dr. Foda is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Foda trained at St. Mary's Hospital for his residency. Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, and German.

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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 a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology and adult pulmonology in Patchogue, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kevill include lung problems. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kevill (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Brehm speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Brehm include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Brehm is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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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. Paul Seth Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3001 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Paul Richman specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richman include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is conversant in 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. Muhammad Khurram Perwaiz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Muhammad Perwaiz is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung biopsy, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Perwaiz accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Her areas of expertise include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for 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)

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Brooklyn, NY and Northport, NY. After attending Krasnoyarsk State Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chernyavskiy include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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 is a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Kier's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program.

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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)

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

Dr. Paul Strachan is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Hauppauge, NY. He has a special interest in pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Strachan attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Strachan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Brian Margolis is an adult pulmonology specialist. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Margolis's areas of expertise include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Margolis takes MultiPlan, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He 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)

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

Dr. Mathew Ednick specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Hampton Bays, NY, Smithtown, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Ednick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ednick's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to 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)

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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. His areas of expertise consist of pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Sagalla is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Sagalla attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Linda Efferen practices adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Efferen is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Daphna Y. Gelblum
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Daphna Gelblum, who practices in Commack, NY, West Harrison, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Gelblum's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Gelblum attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Gelblum (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Mandarin, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Dr. Gelblum has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Richard M. Gewanter
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. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gewanter include bladder cancer, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Gewanter attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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