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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 a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Schwartz obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, she is particularly interested in nutrition counseling. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Mercy Health System. Dr. Luces is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation and residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. In addition to English, 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 is a specialist in allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Askenazi include pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. 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. He is especially interested in diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Brongiel is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. 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. Dr. Brongiel 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. Kirit Krishnalal Patari, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
77 E Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Kirit Patari is a family practitioner in Streamwood, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Patari's clinical interests: electrocardiogram (EKG), lung problems, and surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. He attended medical school 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) 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. Sarada Alla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3003 Wakefield Drive
Carpentersville, IL
 

Dr. Sarada Alla is a family practitioner. She studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for residency. In Dr. Alla's practice, she is particularly interested in gynecological problems, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Alla is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She 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 homeopath and neonatologist. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep apnea, asthma, and hearing screening. Dr. Ghosh is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Her medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ghosh has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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.