We found 16 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Guardian near Bloomingdale, IL.

Dr. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Shakir's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shakir attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shakir accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Sara R Greenhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Greenhill's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenhill is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Bhattarai is especially interested in intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Bhattarai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. For Dr. Bhattarai's residency, Dr. Bhattarai trained at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Bhattarai is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bhattarai welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. Greg Edward Sharon, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 403
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Greg Sharon's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharon's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and migraine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Sharon attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
800 Biesterfield Road; Cancer Institute Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajendran graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 North Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed is an internist. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and a graduate of Westlake Hospital's residency program. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Pap Test, Pneumonia, Cholesterol Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Priya J Bansal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 403
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Priya Bansal works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bansal accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Asthma & Allergy Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bansal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Eczema, Immunotherapy, Immunization, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 206, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin works as an allergist/immunologist and allergist. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Drapkin's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Drapkin trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Drapkin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Ambulatory Care Clinic 1st Floor; 701 Winthrop Av Adventist Glenoaks Hosp
Glendale Heights, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh works as an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Parikh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Government Medical College. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Sang Jo Han, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
473 W Army Trail Road; #102
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Sang Han is a physician who specializes in neonatology. In his practice, Dr. Han focuses on asthma, allergies, and breastfeeding issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Han average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Chonnam National University College of Medicine and residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Han has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Ear Problems, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Nausheen Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
371 S Main Place
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Nausheen Hasan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Hasan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasan include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. Dr. Hasan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Epilepsy, Asthma, Heartburn, Acne, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Schwartz's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Dr. Schwartz has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Mohamed Nazhat Jabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Other
303 East Army Trail Road; Suite 204
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mohamed Jabri's specialty is pediatric psychiatry. The average patient rating for Dr. Jabri is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include learning disabilities, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He honors United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Jabri attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Jabri speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Ear Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Learning Disabilities, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer Mateen Naseeruddin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1102 S Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Sameer Naseeruddin's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Naseeruddin's areas of clinical interest consist of holter monitoring, minor surgery, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Naseeruddin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Naseeruddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Minor Surgery, Spirometry, Asthma, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring

Dr. Sanjay Pravin Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
473 W Army Trail Road; Suite 101
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Patel has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Sonin, MD
Specializes in Allergy
455 S Roselle Road; Suite 206
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Lee Sonin is a specialist in allergy. Dr. Sonin studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sonin trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is especially interested in asthma. Dr. Sonin is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: 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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