We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept HealthSmart near Grayslake, IL.

Dr. Oren Joshua Lakser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1475 E. Belvedere Road
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Oren Lakser works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Forest, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lakser include lung problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lakser is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lakser trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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Dr. Sean Bernard Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1475 E Belvidere Road, Suite 301; Pavilion A
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Sean Smith's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Lake Forest, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Glenview, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). Dr. Smith is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
801 S Milwaukee Avenue; Building 880
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil.

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Dr. Irina O Trosman, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine
1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (rte. 120)
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Irina Trosman is a medical specialist in sleep medicine. She speaks Russian. She has a special interest in lung problems. Dr. Trosman's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trosman accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Insomnia, Allergies

Dr. David Jeffrey Oppenheim, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
36100 N. Brookside Drive; Suite 204
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. David Oppenheim's specialty is general pediatrics. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Riley Hospital for Children. Clinical interests for Dr. Oppenheim include asthma. Dr. Oppenheim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Oppenheim is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman is a radiation oncology specialist in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coleman include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coleman's office for an appointment.

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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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