We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept US Family Health Plan near Greenwich, CT.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Alia Bazzy-Asaad's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bazzy-Asaad trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Disorders, Dysplasia, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Marie Egan's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Egan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Bronchitis, Pulmonary Function Test, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Bruce Andrew McGibbon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Bruce McGibbon's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. McGibbon is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. McGibbon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Screening, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patrizio accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Patrizio is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Ultrasound, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility, Endoscopy, Male ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Stitelman completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stitelman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5 Perryridge Road; Greenwich Hospital - Emergency Department
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Melissa Langhan is a medical specialist in pediatric emergency medicine. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langhan takes. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Langhan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Emergency Ultrasound, 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.
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