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We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Gurnee, IL.

Dr. Neil Stuart Freedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7900 Rollins Road
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Neil Freedman, who practices in Bannockburn, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Freedman's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Freedman 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. Semil Mehta works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Mehta's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta is 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. Dr. Field graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is especially interested in lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. David Jeffrey Oppenheim, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
36100 N. Brookside Drive; Suite 204
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. David Oppenheim is a pediatrician. His areas of expertise include asthma. Dr. Oppenheim is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Oppenheim has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Oppenheim is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Rami Yacoub Haddad, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rami Haddad's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Oak Lawn, IL and North Chicago, IL. Dr. Haddad is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Haddad is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Mark Kaplan is an allergy & immunology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Kaplan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and sinus problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kaplan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Nandini Upadhyay, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15 Tower Court; Suite 100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Nandini Upadhyay's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Upadhyay include adolescent gynecology, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyay takes. After attending Neta J. Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur for medical school, she completed her residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Parthiv S Shah, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
1790 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Parthiv Shah's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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