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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems near Bloomington, IL.

Dr. Subramanyam Chittivelu, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1505 Eastland Drive; Suite 320
Bloomington, IL
 

Dr. Subramanyam Chittivelu's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Chittivelu is especially interested in lung cancer and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, Dr. Chittivelu performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Deepak Taneja, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
1505 Eastland Drive; Suite 320
Bloomington, IL
 

Dr. Deepak Taneja's medical specialty is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease), hospital medicine (hospitalist), and critical care (intensive care medicine). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taneja honors. Dr. Taneja obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. He is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Pulmonary Embolism, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Sepsis

Dr. Maria Regina Rosa, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
302 Saint Joseph Drive
Bloomington, IL
 

Dr. M. Rosa is a pediatrician. After attending Evangelical University of Paraná for medical school, she completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosa at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Pamela J Norris
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1701 E. College Avenue, Primary Office; Osf Medical Group - College Avenue
Bloomington, IL
 

Ms. Pamela Norris is an internist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. Ms. Norris takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Weight Management, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, 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.