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We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Virginia P Luces, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2050 Larkin Avenue; Suite 101
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Virginia Luces' specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luces include nutrition counseling. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Luces attended Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. Dr. Luces (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Education, Nutrition Counseling, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. David M Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
257 South Main Street
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. David Schwartz is a specialist in adolescent medicine. His clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patients gave Dr. Schwartz an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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. Alan James Brongiel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
403 West Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Alan Brongiel practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brongiel include diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Brongiel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brongiel takes. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Noga Askenazi, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2445 Westfield Drive; Suite 501
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Noga Askenazi specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Crystal Lake, IL, Elgin, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Askenazi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Askenazi include pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Askenazi attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. Dr. Askenazi is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Skin Testing, Mouth Problems, Asthma, Allergies, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Kirit Krishnalal Patari, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
77 E Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Kirit Patari's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Patari is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Patari include electrocardiogram (EKG), lung problems, and surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Patari is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Blood Draw, Dental Procedures, Electrocardiogram, Allergies

Dr. Sarada Alla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3003 Wakefield Drive
Carpentersville, IL
 

Dr. Sarada Alla specializes in family medicine and practices in Carpentersville, IL and Mount Prospect, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alla is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Alla is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Pap Test, Gynecological Problems, Blood Draw, Asthma

Dr. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
901 Center Street; Suite 209
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Geeti Ghosh is a homeopathy and neonatology specialist in Elgin, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). For her professional training, Dr. Ghosh completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Blood Tests, Allergies, Hearing Screening, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Premature Babies, Attention ... (Read more)

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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.