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

Dr. David Schwartz is an adolescent medicine specialist in Bartlett, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Schwartz's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Schwartz studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Schwartz 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 practices general pediatrics in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. She has a special interest in nutrition counseling. Dr. Luces honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. For her professional training, Dr. Luces completed a residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. In addition to English, 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. Alan James Brongiel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
403 West Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Alan Brongiel's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. After attending 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 the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Brongiel 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. Noga Askenazi, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2445 Westfield Drive; Suite 501
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Noga Askenazi's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Askenazi's clinical interests: pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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) is conversant in Hebrew and French. Her hospital/clinic 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. Kirit Krishnalal Patari, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
77 E Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Kirit Patari is a family medicine physician in Streamwood, IL. Dr. Patari has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include electrocardiogram (EKG), lung problems, and surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patari takes. 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 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 works as a family practitioner. Her clinical interests include gynecological problems, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alla accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Alla attended Guntur Medical College for medical school. Dr. Alla 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

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

Dr. Geeti Ghosh works as a homeopath and neonatologist in Elgin, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghosh has a special interest in sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghosh honors. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Ghosh is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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.