We found 15 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Healthfirst near Yonkers, NY.

Dr. Bruno Francesco Dicosmo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Ridge Hill; 73 Market Street
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Bruno Dicosmo works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Dicosmo attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Dicosmo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Dicosmo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Shortness of Breath, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sophia Muthuswamy Muthuswamy Pillai, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Sophia Pillai specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchoscopy. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pillai takes. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Pillai attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. She has received the distinction of American Thoracic Society -Travel Scholarship Award. Dr. Pillai (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Dr. Joerel Marcelo Ramos, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3322 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Joerel Ramos, who practices in Bronx, NY, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in lung problems. He takes Cigna, Healthfirst, Aetna, and more. Dr. Ramos attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Dr. Manuel Raymond Cabrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3765 Riverdale Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Manuel Cabrera is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Cabrera is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Cabrera attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Snoring, Lung Problems, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Katharina Dorothea Graw-Panzer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Katharina Graw-Panzer is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Graw-Panzer include lung problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and WESTMED Medical Group. Dr. Graw-Panzer obtained her medical school training at the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3777 Independence Avenue
Riverdale, NY
 

Dr. Philip Klapper is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Bronx, NY and Riverdale, NY. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. His professional affiliations include Pulmonary Associates and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Klapper honors MagnaCare, Cigna, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Klapper studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Klapper (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Yiddish, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
600 East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Deniz Kesebir is a pediatric pulmonologist. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Kesebir has a special interest in lung problems. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kesebir (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Turkish. Dr. Kesebir is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Dr. Abdul Haleem, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
600 East 233rd Street; Montefiore North Division
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Abdul Haleem practices neonatology in Valhalla, NY, Bronx, NY, and New Rochelle, NY. Dr. Haleem (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Haleem's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital. Before performing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Haleem attended Sindh Medical College for medical school. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Dr. Adam Yuri Goldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
750 Mcleon Avenue
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Adam Goldman sees patients in Yonkers, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldman's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and heart block. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Dr. Goldman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Goldman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Cardiac Stress Testing, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Rasim Ahmet Gucalp, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 East 233rd Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Rasim Gucalp specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Gucalp is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Brain Problems, Lung Problems, Cancer

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Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Bronx, NY, Flushing, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung ... (Read more)

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Dr. Rajesh Upendra Shenoy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Rajesh Shenoy sees patients in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shenoy has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shenoy has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Shenoy (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Fulton Division, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Shenoy welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Valve Disease, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
514 Gramatan Avenue; Suite P3
Mount Vernon, NY
 

Dr. Muhammad Sharfuddin is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Vernon Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sharfuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Sharfuddin is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Nyack Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

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Dr. Krzysztof Marek Nowak, MBA, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
984 North Broadway; Suite 400-enta
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Krzysztof Nowak is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nowak takes. He graduated from Medical University of Warsaw. Dr. Nowak's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Nowak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. His professional affiliations include Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
700 White Plains Road; Suite 22
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Susanne Lee sees patients in Scarsdale, NY. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, Cholesterol Problems, High Cholesterol, Women's ... (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.