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We found 33 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; #302
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Patient ratings for Dr. Boas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Boas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. His practice is open to 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. His areas of expertise include trauma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ray attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Ray's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Dr. McColley is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Baltimore City Hospitals for her residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McColley honors. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. 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. McColley is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Shashi Kiran Bellam, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Shashi Bellam is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Shashi Bellam works in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bellam include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Bellam is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Bellam is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bellam attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Bellam's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Sean Smith specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Glenview, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. After attending Mayo Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Anil Kachru is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Kachru focuses on lung problems. Dr. Kachru is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Glenview, IL. His clinical interests include lung cancer and mediastinal tumor. Dr. Hensing is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hensing is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumor

Dr. Joel Thomas Hardin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
1030 W. Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Joel Hardin specializes in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Hardin has indicated that his clinical interests include congenital heart disease. Dr. Hardin takes HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hardin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pregnancy, Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 Pfingsten Road; Suite 1200
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Gotteiner's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gotteiner has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. His medical specialties are allergy & immunology and adult allergy. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Drapkin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Drapkin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and tumor. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Barsness is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias is an interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Provias takes. Dr. Provias attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Provias is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven B Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Newman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Ki Wan Kim is a chest surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kim attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Lung Cancer

Dr. Waheeda Mona M. Hirani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
9301 Golf Road; Suite 301
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Waheeda Hirani specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Chicago, IL, Elgin, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. Her clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, food allergy, and eczema. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirani graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum. She trained at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Hirani (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , exercise induced asthma, asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Exercise Induced Asthma, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 320
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Kim's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. She is especially interested in asthma. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Kim is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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.