We found 19 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept MetroPlus Medicare near Rego Park, NY.

Dr. Dmitriy Yadgarov, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Dmitriy Yadgarov practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, restless leg syndrome, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Yadgarov is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Andijan State Medical Institute and performed his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yadgarov is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Irina Zolotarevskaya, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other, Internal Medicine
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Irina Zolotarevskaya practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). In addition to English, Dr. Zolotarevskaya speaks Russian. Her areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone at Columbus Medical. Her medical residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Zolotarevskaya accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Chronic Respiratory Failure, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Elliot Michael Belenkov, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
178 E 85 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Belenkov is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Belenkov include bladder cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and lung cancer. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Belenkov takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended medical school at Azerbaijan Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Belenkov trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Belenkov has received the distinction of Best Doctors For Cancer in USA Castle Connolly Best Doctors NY Magazine/Castle Connolly. He is conversant in Russian. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Belenkov has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Stomach Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Blood ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
97-85 Queens Boulevard; 3rd Floor, Area A
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Paul Bader's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Bader (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: platelet disorders, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Bader is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bader obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Harlem Hospital Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Bone Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anvar Abdunaimovich Babaev, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Anvar Babaev's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in New York, NY, Rego Park, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Babaev (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. These areas are among Dr. Babaev's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), renal artery stenosis, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Babaev studied medicine at Tajik State Medical University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christine Ann Zawistowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care
1 Gustave Levy Place; 1202b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christine Zawistowski is a physician who specializes in pediatric critical care. Dr. Zawistowski's clinical interests include hospital acquired infection, rheumatic heart disease, and ventricular arrhythmia. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Zawistowski (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Zawistowski is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Influenza, Viral Infection, Acute Kidney Failure, Hospital Acquired Infection, Chronic Respiratory ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anna Kurzyna-Solinas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
157-02 Cross Bay Boulevard
Howard Beach, NY
 

Dr. Anna Kurzyna-Solinas is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kurzyna-Solinas studied medicine at Medical University of Warsaw. Her areas of expertise include the following: platelet disorders, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kurzyna-Solinas is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurzyna-Solinas (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Italian. Her professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Gynecologic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Clark Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Fisher works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include diagnostic imaging, exercise stress test, and heart valve disease. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Fisher takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Atherosclerosis, Nuclear Scan, High ... (Read more)

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Dr. Purvi Sudhir Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
109-15 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Purvi Parikh, who practices in New York, NY and Forest Hills, NY, is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Parikh's areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh accepts. She attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Boris Kobrinsky, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
9785 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Boris Kobrinsky's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Rego Park, NY. Dr. Kobrinsky's clinical interests include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and lung cancer. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Kobrinsky trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Reyentovich, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Alex Reyentovich specializes in cardiology (heart disease) and practices in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests include heart transplant, myocarditis, and heart failure. Dr. Reyentovich accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reyentovich include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Reyentovich is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Yair Yonathan Keilson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
358 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Yair Keilson is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Brooklyn, NY and Massapequa, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keilson include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), lung cancer, and anemia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Keilson is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Keilson completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Stomach Cancer, Blood Cancers, Acute Myeloid ... (Read more)

Dr. David Eustace Valentine, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
215 E 95th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Valentine's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Valentine include obesity, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Valentine is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Weight Management

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Dr. Norman I Klein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1 Brookdale Plaza; 2 Chc
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Norman Klein works as an allergist/immunologist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Klein has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include chronic sinusitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Levit Medical and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Klein completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Klein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Food Allergy, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
215 E 95th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anna Lef's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lef attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lef (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Lef is affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Weight Management

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Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ping Gu is a specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gu include lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gu attended medical school at Nanjing Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer

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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.