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We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Bronze near Grayslake, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7900 Rollins Road
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Neil Freedman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Bannockburn, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Freedman studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The average patient rating for Dr. Freedman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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

Dr. Oren Lakser works as a pediatric pulmonologist. His clinical interests encompass lung problems. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lakser takes. Dr. Lakser's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Lakser attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Bronchoscopy, Outpatient Care, Borderline Personality Disorder, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7900 Rollins Road
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Semil Mehta's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Mehta's clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7900 Rollins Road
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Scott Field's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Field takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Field is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Smith attended Mayo Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Irina Trosman is a specialist in sleep medicine. She works in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Trosman is conversant in Russian. She has a special interest in lung problems. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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 takes. Dr. Trosman's practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppenheim include asthma. Dr. Oppenheim takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and more. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Oppenheim speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Marc Posner works as a radiation oncologist in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Posner's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

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's specialty is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Coleman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean G Tsarwhas, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Pavilion A: Cancer Center/physical Therapy Building
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Grayslake, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsarwhas include lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsarwhas attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Tsarwhas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
36100 N Brookside Drive; Suite 203
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Mark Kaplan sees patients in Libertyville, IL and Gurnee, IL. His medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and sinus problems. Dr. Kaplan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Parthiv S Shah, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Parthiv Shah is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Nandini Upadhyay, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
50 S. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 203
Lake Villa, IL
 

Dr. Nandini Upadhyay specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Gurnee, IL and Lake Villa, IL. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: adolescent gynecology, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. Dr. Upadhyay is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Upadhyay attended medical school at Neta J. Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Travel Medicine, Infections, 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.