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, who practices in Forest, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He speaks Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lakser include lung problems. Dr. Lakser's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Lakser attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Sean Smith sees patients in Lake Forest, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Glenview, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include lung cancer, intensive care, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. He studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Irina Trosman's area of specialization is sleep medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trosman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Trosman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Insomnia, Allergies

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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran practices radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David Oppenheim's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Oppenheim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Riley Hospital for Children's residency program. He has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Oppenheim welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Coleman is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Coleman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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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