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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Dicosmo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Dicosmo's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Sophia Pillai is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She is especially interested in sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchoscopy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Pillai attended Kilpauk Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Pillai has received the distinction of American Thoracic Society -Travel Scholarship Award. Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

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

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

Dr. Joerel Ramos is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Bronx, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramos include lung problems. He takes Cigna, Healthfirst, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Ramos is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Katharina Graw-Panzer practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine in Bronx, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New Rochelle, NY. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Graw-Panzer attended the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lung problems. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and WESTMED Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Manuel Cabrera is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Cabrera completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cabrera include emphysema, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Cabrera average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cabrera is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Philip Klapper is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Bronx, NY and Riverdale, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems. He is in-network for MagnaCare, Cigna, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klapper attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Klapper is professionally affiliated with Pulmonary Associates and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Deniz Kesebir specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kesebir completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In Dr. Kesebir's practice, she is particularly interested in lung problems. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kesebir (or staff) is conversant in German and Turkish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Abdul Haleem works as a neonatologist. Dr. Haleem (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee, who practices in Bronx, NY, Flushing, NY, and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He graduated from 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's practice 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)

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

Dr. Rajesh Shenoy practices pediatric cardiology in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Shenoy's areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College. His residency was performed at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shenoy (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Fulton Division, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He 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)

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

Dr. Adam Goldman is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Yonkers, NY, New York, NY, and Corona, NY. Dr. Goldman's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and heart block. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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. In addition to English, Dr. Goldman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Muhammad Sharfuddin practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mount Vernon Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Sharfuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Nyack Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gucalp is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Brain Problems, Lung Problems, Cancer

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

Dr. Krzysztof Nowak practices allergy & immunology. Dr. Nowak is professionally affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System and ENT and Allergy Associates. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Medical University of Warsaw, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Nowak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Susanne Lee's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Westchester Medical Center.

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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.
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