We found 34 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana HMO near Evergreen Park, IL.

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care specialist. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Rajinder Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
5841 S Maryland
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arora include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Christopher Olusola Sola Olopade, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Olopade is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. In addition to English, he speaks Yoruba. Clinical interests for Dr. Olopade include emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Olopade is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Aravamudhan Krishnan, MD, PhD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5841 S Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jerry Krishnan's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Krishnan include emphysema, asthma, and chronic bronchitis. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis

Dr. Brenda Louise Giles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 12
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. B. Giles works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

Dr. Ahmad K Agha, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13303 S. Ridgeland Avenue; Unit C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ahmad Agha is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Morris, IL, Palos Heights, IL, and Joliet, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agha include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Agha's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Agha speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma, Insomnia

Dr. Gokhan M Mutlu, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gokhan Mutlu specializes in adult pulmonology. He attended Istanbul University for medical school and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. In his practice, Dr. Mutlu focuses on sleep apnea, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and respiratory failure. Dr. Mutlu is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mutlu speaks Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acute respiratory distress syndrome

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Respiratory Failure, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Dr. Evan George McLeod, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Evan McLeod is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Evergreen Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McLeod include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McLeod welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Muhammad Abdulgany Hamadeh, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4201 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hamadeh's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Hamadeh is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hamadeh trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Hamadeh speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Pneumonia, Intensive Care

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 South Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ayala's areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. For his residency, Dr. Ayala trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ayala is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Thorek Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 12
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Evergreen Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Hegde's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Hegde (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Aspiration, Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Soterios G Polychronopoulos, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
11638 S Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Soterios Polychronopoulos is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Chicago, IL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Polychronopoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and MetroSouth Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Javeed Akhter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Allergy
4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Javeed Akhter is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Akhter include lung problems. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He accepts CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Akhter (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Thomas Andrew Hensing, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Hensing sees patients in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Hensing's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer and mediastinal tumor. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Hensing has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumor

Dr. Francis Joseph Podbielski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Francis Podbielski is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Podbielski attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung problems and esophagus problems. Dr. Podbielski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Podbielski has received the following distinctions: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

Dr. Mark Farrel Kozloff, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5841 South Maryland Avenue; Mc 2115
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Kozloff is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kozloff include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Kozloff attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Kozloff is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Lung ... (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.