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

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

Dr. David Schwartz's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. Dr. Schwartz has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Vaccines, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

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

Dr. Virginia Luces' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luces include nutrition counseling. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Mercy Health System. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luces honors. Dr. Luces is a graduate of Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. For her residency, Dr. Luces trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Luces (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Noga Askenazi's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Askenazi include pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. Dr. Askenazi's professional affiliations include 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. Alan James Brongiel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
403 West Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Alan Brongiel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Streamwood, IL. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Brongiel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Brongiel's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Dr. Kirit Patari is a family medicine practitioner in Streamwood, IL. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Patari include electrocardiogram (EKG), lung problems, and surgical procedures. Patients rated Dr. Patari highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi. He 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. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
901 Center Street; Suite 209
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Geeti Ghosh is a medical specialist in homeopathy and neonatology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. Dr. Ghosh is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ghosh's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Sarada Alla practices family medicine. She is especially interested in gynecological problems, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alla honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Alla attended Guntur Medical College for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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