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

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

Dr. Oren Lakser is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His clinical interests include lung problems. Dr. Lakser honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lakser is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Smith attended Mayo Medical School. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's 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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran has an open panel.

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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 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Lincolnshire, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Oppenheim include asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Oppenheim takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO. He is accepting new patients. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Oppenheim completed his residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Coleman has an open panel.

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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.