Dr. Brett Gerstenhaber, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 73
  
Dr. Gerstenhaber
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Brett Gerstenhaber MD LLC

2080 Whitney Ave Ste 210 Hamden, CT 06517

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(203) 248-8800

Dr. Brett Gerstenhaber, MD is a Pulmonologist in Hamden, CT and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gerstenhaber has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine medical school in 1971. He is affiliated with Yale - New Haven Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gerstenhaber to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gerstenhaber accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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BlueConnect HMO
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Preferred Blue PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
Connecticare POS
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 97% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats Asthma more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats Emphysema more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats Sleep Apnea more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats this condition more than 50% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats Emphysema more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenhaber treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenhaber performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenhaber performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Gerstenhaber's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Common Cold
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brett Gerstenhaber, MD is a Pulmonologist in Hamden, CT and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gerstenhaber has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions t...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1978
Yale University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1974
Bronx Muni Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1972
Bronx Muni Hosp Ctr
Internship Hospital
1971
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical School
1967
New York University
Undergraduate School
1967
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • French
  • English

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  • Does Dr. Gerstenhaber offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Gerstenhaber offer evening visits?

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Locations

Brett Gerstenhaber MD LLC

main office2080 Whitney Ave Ste 210 Hamden, CT 06517
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Yale - New Haven Hospital

New Haven, CT

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)