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We found 60 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Northport, NY and Stony Brook, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema and asthma. Dr. Foda accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks the following 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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in East Setauket, NY and Hauppauge, NY. His clinical interests encompass pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program 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. Igor Chernyavskiy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and Northport, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Chernyavskiy honors Amerigroup, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He is a graduate of Krasnoyarsk State Medical University and a graduate of Monmouth Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Chernyavskiy's professional 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)

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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. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Brehm performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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. 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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. He is especially interested in pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sagalla completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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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. Norman H Edelman, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Norman Edelman is an adult pulmonologist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Edelman is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Brian Margolis' medical specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Margolis is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Margolis takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Margolis graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. 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)

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Richman is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Desai attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as 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. 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 in Stony Brook, NY, Islip Terrace, NY, and Patchogue, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kier include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kier honors.

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

Dr. Paul Strachan is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Strachan include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Strachan is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Mathew Ednick is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ednick include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ednick is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ednick trained at Maimonides Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Linda Efferen works as an adult pulmonologist. She attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Efferen accepts.

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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, who practices in Commack, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Huang graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Huang is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, General Internal Medicine, Adult Allergy & Immunology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Michael Richheimer specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology, general internal medicine, and adult allergy & immunology and practices in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Richheimer's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. He studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Richheimer completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. The average patient rating for Dr. Richheimer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Influenza, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, Allergy ... (Read more)

Jahan Aghalar - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Jahan Aghalar is a medical oncologist in Commack, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. He is in-network for Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Aghalar attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Aghalar is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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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.