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We found 39 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Des Plaines, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
2401 Ravine Way; Suite 302
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. Dr. Boas is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Boas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

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Specializes in Respiratory Therapy, Adult Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Daniels Ray's areas of specialization are adult critical care, respiratory therapy, and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ray include trauma. Dr. Ray is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ray completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Trauma

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Dr. McColley's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. McColley's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Baltimore City Hospitals. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. McColley speaks French.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

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Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Shashi Bellam's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; dr. Shashi Bellam sees patients in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Dr. Bellam's areas of expertise include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bellam honors. Before performing Dr. Bellam's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Bellam attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Bellam is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Rishi Raj, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Rishi Raj works as a pulmonologist. Dr. Raj has a special interest in sleep apnea, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Raj attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Raj is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Michelle Lee Prickett, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Hinsch is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hinsch include cystic fibrosis (CF) and obstructive lung disease. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), obstructive lung disease

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Obstructive Lung Disease

Dr. Hector Rene Cajigas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Hector Cajigas works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His clinical interests include lung transplant, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Cajigas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Baja California and residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Cajigas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Manu Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Manu Jain practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Chicago, IL, Clair Chicago, IL, and Glenview, IL. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Jain's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jain's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment

Dr. Sean Bernard Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2701 Patriot Boulevard; Suite 100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Sean Smith is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Smith attended Mayo Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. Jane E Dematte-Damico, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Jane Dematte-D'amico practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her clinical interests encompass pulmonary hypertension. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Dematte-D'amico performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Dematte-D'amico has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Scleroderma, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Sangeeta M Bhorade, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Sangeeta Bhorade is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhorade include lung transplant and pulmonary fibrosis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis

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

Dr. Anil Kachru's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Kachru graduated from Armed Forces Medical College and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Clinical interests for Dr. Kachru include lung problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kachru is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Thomas Andrew Hensing, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2180 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Hensing is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hensing include lung cancer and mediastinal tumor. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hensing takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumor

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 Pfingsten Road; Suite 1200
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner is a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Gotteiner has a special interest in high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gotteiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She 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
9301 Golf Road; Suite 301
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin is a specialist in allergy & immunology and adult allergy. He works in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Patients rated Dr. Drapkin highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Drapkin is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

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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.