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We found 11 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Javed Iqbal Bangash, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2050 Larkin Avenue; Suite 101
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Javed Bangash specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bangash's areas of clinical interest consist of nutrition counseling, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and allergies. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Khyber Medical College and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Bangash (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1710 N. Randall Road; Suite 320
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin is a specialist in allergy & immunology and adult allergy. He works in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Patients rated Dr. Drapkin highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Drapkin is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Dr. Edwin V Espinosa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Edwin Espinosa sees patients in Bartlett, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Espinosa is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Espinosa average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Espinosa's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care, Newborn Care

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. Jennifer S Fredericks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste A
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Fredericks' medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Fredericks studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at West Suburban Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Fredericks include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fredericks honors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Issues, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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. 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)

Dr. Orawan Sukavachana, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
373 Summit Street; Suite 104
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Orawan Sukavachana specializes in general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), acne, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Sukavachana accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, HealthSmart, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Mahidol University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Sukavachana (or staff) speaks Spanish and Thai. Dr. Sukavachana is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Immunization, Attention Deficit Disorder, 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.