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We found 28 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1614 W Central Road; Suite 105
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He attended Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Mary Anne Nevin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mary Nevin practices pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Nevin attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nevin is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Aspiration, Dysplasia, Medical ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1614 W Central Road; Suite 105
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller is an adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. In his practice, Dr. Keller focuses on bronchoscopy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Donovan, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Pulmonology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lauren Camarda is a pulmonologist. She has a special interest in lung problems. Dr. Camarda is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Camarda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), lung problems

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chung's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil Kachru, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1400 E. Golf Road; Suite 201
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Anil Kachru works as a pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kachru takes. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Gotteiner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gotteiner attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gotteiner speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1515 West Dundee Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin's areas of specialization are allergy & immunology and adult allergy; he sees patients in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. Dr. Drapkin has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Drapkin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Drapkin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Dr. Manuel Francisco Rosado, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2000 Golf Road; Home First Building
Rolling Meadows, IL
 

Dr. Manuel Rosado is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Chicago, IL and Rolling Meadows, IL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosado is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosado has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Cancer

Dr. David Jeffrey Oppenheim, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
185 Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 220
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. David Oppenheim's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He has a special interest in asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and more. Dr. Oppenheim obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Oppenheim has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Brian David Rotskoff, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
455 Roselle; Suite 206
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Brian Rotskoff is an allergy & immunology specialist in Chicago, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Patients rated Dr. Rotskoff highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma, food allergy, and sleep problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Rotskoff attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rotskoff's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah is a pediatric general surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Abdullah focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Abdullah trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh is a general internist. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She graduated from Government Medical College. Dr. Parikh trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. David M Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
455 S. Roselle Road; Suite 225
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. David Schwartz is a specialist in adolescent medicine. He works in Bartlett, IL and Schaumburg, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. The average patient rating for Dr. Schwartz is 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz honors. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Schwartz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Vaccines, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Abdul-Kader K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
385 W. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes specializes in general pediatrics. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Malhes is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Malhes is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight Management, Cerebral ... (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.