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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Northport, NY and Stony Brook, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema and asthma. Dr. Foda honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in East Setauket, NY and Hauppauge, NY. Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency.

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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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Brooklyn, NY and Northport, NY. He graduated from Krasnoyarsk State Medical University and then he performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Chernyavskiy's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chernyavskiy honors. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Chernyavskiy is professionally 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. Anthony Brehm, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Ufpc Smumc; Hsc Level 17 Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Brehm is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Northport, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Brehm include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Brehm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Brian Margolis is a pulmonologist. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Margolis include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Patient reviews placed Dr. Margolis at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is 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. 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 an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. In Dr. Sagalla's practice, he is particularly interested in pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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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's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Edelman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Paul Richman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Islandia, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Richman's areas of expertise consist of pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Richman trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Desai attended Albany Medical College for medical school. She takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kier include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kier is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Strachan is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 pediatric pulmonology specialist. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Ednick is an in-network provider for 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)

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

Dr. Linda Efferen is an adult pulmonology specialist in Stony Brook, NY and Hauppauge, NY. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kings County Hospital Center. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Efferen honors.

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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 a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Huang attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He takes Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

Daphna Y. Gelblum - Memorial Sloan Kettering
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. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and breast cancer. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gelblum is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Gelblum (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Gelblum's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gelblum's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. Michael Richheimer works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist, general internist, and adult allergist and immunologist in Brooklyn, NY, Bay Shore, NY, and Long Beach, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Richheimer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richheimer include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. Dr. Richheimer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Healthfirst, and more. He graduated from St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Richheimer (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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