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 is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. In Dr. Schwartz's practice, he is particularly interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. Dr. Schwartz's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In her practice, Dr. Luces focuses on nutrition counseling. Dr. Luces honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. She trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. Dr. Luces (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Noga Askenazi, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2445 Westfield Drive; Suite 501
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Noga Askenazi practices allergy & immunology in Crystal Lake, IL, Elgin, IL, and Lake Zurich, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. Dr. Askenazi is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Askenazi is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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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. His areas of expertise include diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brongiel takes. Dr. Brongiel graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Brongiel completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally 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. Dr. Patari's clinical interests include electrocardiogram (EKG), lung problems, and surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Patari's residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Patari (or staff) is conversant in 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. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
901 Center Street; Suite 209
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Geeti Ghosh practices homeopathy and neonatology in Elgin, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Ghosh trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. She is especially interested in sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 is a family practitioner. She obtained her medical school training at Guntur Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Alla include gynecological problems, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Alla is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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