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

Dr. Virginia Luces specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. In Dr. Luces's practice, she is particularly interested in nutrition counseling. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. She completed her residency training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Luces (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Luces is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 is an allergy & immunology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Askenazi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Askenazi honors. Dr. Askenazi attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Askenazi (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Alexius Medical Center 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's specialty is general internal medicine. In Dr. Brongiel's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Brongiel is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Schwartz completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Kirit Patari specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patari include electrocardiogram (EKG), lung problems, and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Patari attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Patari is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Elgin, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialties are homeopathy and neonatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghosh include sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. Dr. Ghosh is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 medicine physician. These areas are among Dr. Alla's clinical interests: gynecological problems, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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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