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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, who practices in Northport, NY and Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Foda's clinical interests: emphysema and asthma. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Foda completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Foda (or staff) speaks 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 expertise for Dr. Patel include pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency 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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chernyavskiy's clinical interests: lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Chernyavskiy attended Krasnoyarsk State Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Chernyavskiy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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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 sees patients in Northport, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Brehm speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bronchoscopy, pneumonia, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Brehm studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his professional training, Dr. Brehm completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as 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)

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

Dr. Norman Edelman's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sagalla completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Sagalla include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, 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: 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Kier's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 Pulmonology
222 East Main Street; Suite 200
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Brian Margolis is an adult pulmonology specialist in Smithtown, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Mineola, NY. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Margolis's areas of expertise include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. MultiPlan, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Margolis honors. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Richman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: pneumonia, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Desai is in-network 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)

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

Dr. Mathew Ednick is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ednick include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ednick takes. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency 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 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. In his practice, Dr. Strachan focuses on pulmonary function test (PFT) and pulmonary hypertension. 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. Dr. Strachan 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

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

Dr. Linda Efferen is a specialist in adult pulmonology. She works in Stony Brook, NY and Hauppauge, NY. She honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Kings County Hospital Center.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huang include esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Huang accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has an open panel.

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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) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and allergy testing. Dr. Richheimer's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. After attending St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Richheimer completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is medical oncology. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. Dr. Aghalar is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He accepts the following insurance: Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Aghalar studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Aghalar trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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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.