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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shakir include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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 medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Greenhill completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is especially interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenhill speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai's specialty is adult pulmonology. Her training includes a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital.

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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 gave Dr. Sharon an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and migraine. He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sharon is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Iram Ahmed practices general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ahmed accepts several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Ahmed attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westlake Hospital for residency. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

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

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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran's area of specialization is radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. His clinical interests include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rajendran attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. 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.

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

Dr. Sol Drapkin's specialties are allergy & immunology and adult allergy. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Drapkin include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Drapkin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Drapkin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Drapkin speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

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's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology; she sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Bansal's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), contact dermatitis, and hives (uritcaria). Patient ratings for Dr. Bansal average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Bansal trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Asthma & Allergy Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Sang Han sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialty is neonatology. His clinical interests include asthma, allergies, and breastfeeding issues. Dr. Han's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Chonnam National University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Han trained at Jersey City Medical Center. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Han speaks Korean. His professional 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 practices general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hasan honors. After completing medical school at Kakatiya Medical College, Dr. Hasan performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. Dr. Hasan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

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 cancer screening, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Government Medical College. She completed her residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, 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. David M Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
455 S. Roselle Road; Suite 225
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. David Schwartz is an adolescent medicine specialist. His clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Schwartz's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Mohamed Jabri practices general pediatrics in Bloomingdale, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jabri include learning disabilities, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Jabri is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jabri honors. After completing medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He speaks Arabic.

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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 works as an internist in Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Naseeruddin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Naseeruddin's areas of expertise consist of holter monitoring, minor surgery, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Naseeruddin's training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is 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
Specializes in Allergy
455 S Roselle Road; Suite 206
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Lee Sonin works as an allergist in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Niles, IL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sonin's areas of expertise include asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sonin 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.