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Dr. Hussein Daoud Foda, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Hussein Foda is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Foda's areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema and asthma. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and German. Dr. Foda 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kevill include lung problems. Dr. Kevill is professionally affiliated with NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Paul Richman specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Richman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Richman trained 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. Muhammad Khurram Perwaiz, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Muhammad Perwaiz practices adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) in Stony Brook, NY and Commack, NY. Dr. Perwaiz's areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

Dr. Anthony Brehm, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C-16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Brehm's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brehm include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Brehm is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Catherine Kier, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, Islip Terrace, NY, and Patchogue, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Kier's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kier takes. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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)

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 critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Desai 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, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rex Sagalla is a specialist in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sagalla include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sagalla takes. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. Igor Chernyavskiy, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Igor Chernyavskiy's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Krasnoyarsk State Medical University for medical school, Dr. Chernyavskiy completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. His clinical interests include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chernyavskiy takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Paul Strachan, who practices in Hauppauge, NY, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Strachan studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His clinical interests include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a pulmonologist in Smithtown, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Mineola, NY. His clinical interests include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Margolis is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Margolis attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Hampton Bays, NY, Smithtown, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ednick include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. He takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Ednick attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and Hauppauge, NY, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. She accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Efferen graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Nichols Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak is a general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tak attended medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. Dr. Tak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daphna Gelblum's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Gelblum average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, gynecologic cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Dr. Gelblum accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Gelblum is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's residency program. Dr. Gelblum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Mandarin, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Jahan Aghalar
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Jahan Aghalar's specialty is medical oncology. Dr. Aghalar's areas of expertise consist of bladder cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. He takes Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Aghalar attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He 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.
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