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We found 16 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Dicosmo attended medical school at 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. Manuel Raymond Cabrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3765 Riverdale Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Manuel Cabrera's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Cabrera's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include emphysema, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Cabrera attended Boston University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Snoring, Cholesterol Problems, Spirometry, ... (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 consist of sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchoscopy. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Pillai graduated from Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Pillai trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Thoracic Society -Travel Scholarship Award. Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Ramos focuses on lung problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Healthfirst, and Aetna. Dr. Ramos attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramos is professionally 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. Katharina Dorothea Graw-Panzer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Katharina Graw-Panzer's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. She is especially interested in lung problems. She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and WESTMED Medical Group. Dr. Graw-Panzer is a graduate of the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Graw-Panzer's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Bronx, NY and Riverdale, NY. In his practice, Dr. Klapper focuses on lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pulmonary Associates and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He is an in-network provider for MagnaCare, Cigna, Healthfirst, and more. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Klapper has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Klapper (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 practices pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, Dr. Kesebir focuses on lung problems. Dr. Kesebir accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Kesebir (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Turkish. She 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, who practices in Valhalla, NY, Bronx, NY, and New Rochelle, NY, is a medical specialist in neonatology. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Haleem completed a residency program at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Haleem is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haleem (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2422 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Tannous's clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tannous's medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung cancer, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery ... (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 sees patients in Bronx, NY. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Gucalp is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. He attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Brain Problems, Lung Problems, Cancer

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

Dr. Rajesh Shenoy is a pediatric cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Shenoy attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shenoy trained at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Shenoy (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. Dr. Shenoy is professionally affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Fulton Division, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). He takes Anthem, POMCO, ConnectiCare, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Dow Medical College. Dr. Sharfuddin trained at Mount Vernon Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sharfuddin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, Nyack Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sharfuddin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
750 Mcleon Avenue
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Adam Goldman practices adult cardiology in Yonkers, NY and New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and heart block. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Goldman attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, Dr. Goldman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with 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, Mitral Regurgitation, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

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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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of Warsaw and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Nowak (or staff) speaks 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 is a Scarsdale, NY physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Lee honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Lee's residency was performed 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.