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We found 30 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Child Health Plus near White Plains, NY.

Dr. Zvi Zvi Ben Zvi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Sherry Lane
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Zvi Ben-Zvi, who practices in Bx, NY, Riverdale, NY, and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ben-Zvi average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in lung problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hadassah University Medical Center and Driscoll Children's Hospital, Dr. Ben-Zvi attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ben-Zvi (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Ben-Zvi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Dr. Elizabeth De La Riva Velasco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth De La Riva-Velasco is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF). Her professional affiliations include Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Dr. De La Riva-Velasco takes Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. De La Riva-Velasco graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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Dr. Allen J Dozor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Allen Dozor is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Dr. Dozor takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Dozor's training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Diana B Lowenthal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Diana Lowenthal's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Lowenthal focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Dr. Lowenthal's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowenthal takes. Dr. Lowenthal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. Dr. Lowenthal is affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Cough, Asthma

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Dr. Sankaran Sivarama Krishnan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Sankaran Krishnan is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pulmonary function test (PFT), and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and Child Health Plus. Dr. Krishnan studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. Dr. Krishnan trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function Test, Research, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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Dr. Amy Stephanie Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suites 800, 1400, 2400, 2550
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Amy Brown specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Brown is especially interested in asthma. She takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Suzette Theresa Gjonaj, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Suzette Gjonaj is a pediatric pulmonologist in Hawthorne, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, and New Windsor, NY. Dr. Gjonaj's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Nikhil Shantilal Amin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Nikhil Amin, who practices in Hawthorne, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Amin include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP. Dr. Amin takes Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Research, Asthma

Dr. Joseph Thomas Boyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Boyer is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Hawthorne, NY. In his practice, Dr. Boyer focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Boyer graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Boyer trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Youngsook Cathy Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1400
Hawthorne, NY
 

Dr. Youngsook Kim's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include asthma. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Kim attended Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, SJRH Park Care Pavilion, and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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Dr. Wilmore Bernart Finerman Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Wilmore Finerman's specialty is adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finerman takes. In addition to English, Dr. Finerman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Finerman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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David R. Jones - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
500 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, NY
 

Dr. David Jones practices oncology (cancer care), vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Jones attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones completed residency programs at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Cigna. His distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha; and American Association of Cancer Research Translational Lung Cancer Research Award. Dr. Jones (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Martha Jefferson Hospital, and the University of Virginia Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Borys R. Mychalczak - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
500 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, NY
 

Dr. Borys Mychalczak practices radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mychalczak include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. Dr. Mychalczak honors Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Mychalczak attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Mychalczak (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Association. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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Dr. Abdul Haleem, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
95 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Abdul Haleem is a specialist in neonatology. He works in Valhalla, NY, Bronx, NY, and New Rochelle, NY. Dr. Haleem (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital. Dr. Haleem attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Dr. James Allen Pollowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
281 Garth Road; Suite A
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. James Pollowitz is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Pollowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and exercise induced asthma. His professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. Dr. Pollowitz attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pollowitz is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, MVP Health Care, and MagnaCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

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Dr. Barbara Jane Coven, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Barbara Coven specializes in general pediatrics. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Coven's hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Coven attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coven is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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.