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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Boas attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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 is an adult critical care, respiratory therapy, and emergency medicine specialist. Dr. Ray has indicated that his clinical interests include trauma. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ray accepts. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Ray performed his residency 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 is a pediatric pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McColley include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. McColley attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting 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 sees patients in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Dr. Shashi Bellam's medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Bellam's practice, Dr. Bellam focuses on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Bellam is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Bellam's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bellam accepts.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Raj is especially interested in sleep apnea, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Vellore and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raj 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and obstructive lung disease. Dr. Hinsch accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice 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. Manu Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Manu Jain, who practices in Chicago, IL, Clair Chicago, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jain include intensive care and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Jain attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Hector Cajigas is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, intensive care, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Cajigas is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He attended Autonomous University of Baja California and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Sean Smith's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Smith attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. She has a special interest in pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Dematte-D'amico accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Dematte-D'amico has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Bhorade's clinical interests encompass lung transplant and pulmonary fibrosis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhorade's office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Kachru is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Armed Forces Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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 works as an oncologist and medical oncologist. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer and mediastinal tumor. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hensing attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Hensing has received professional recognition including the following: 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, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Rajendran studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Rajendran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran's practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric cardiology. Dr. Gotteiner's areas of expertise include the following: 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gotteiner is accepting 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 specializes in allergy & immunology and adult allergy and practices in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drapkin include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Patient ratings for Dr. Drapkin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Drapkin's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Drapkin 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.