We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana near Dunwoody, GA.

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Dr. Daniel F Callahan, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; Suite 370
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Callahan is a specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He works in Alpharetta, GA, Cumming, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Before performing his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Dr. Callahan attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Callahan include aspiration pneumonia, sleep study, and bronchoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Callahan has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , aspiration pneumonia, pneumonia, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pneumonia, Aspiration Pneumonia, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Christine Sedor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1100 Lake Hearn Drive; Suite 450
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Julia Sedor specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Atlanta, GA and Alpharetta, GA. Her clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Sedor is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Thomas Chacko, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
5730 Glenridge Northeast; Suite 220
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Chacko's specialty is allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), allergy skin testing, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Chacko is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chacko takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chacko trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chacko's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Skin Testing, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Hives, Hay Fever

Dr. Jonathan Osita Nwiloh, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
960 Johnson Ferry Road, Ne; Suite 518
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jonathan Nwiloh is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nwiloh include minimally invasive surgery and carotid artery surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Nwiloh trained at Harlem Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Carotid Artery Surgery, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
960 Johnson Ferry Road; Suite 100
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. John Gouldman works as a chest surgeon in Atlanta, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gouldman include minimally invasive surgery and lung cancer. Dr. Gouldman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Greenville Health System. Dr. Gouldman is professionally affiliated with North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, 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.
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