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

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

Dr. Neil Freedman sees patients in Bannockburn, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Freedman include lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Freedman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of 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

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

Dr. Semil Mehta's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Mehta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. These areas are among Dr. Field's clinical interests: lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

Dr. Rami Haddad's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Haddad takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Haddad is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He welcomes 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 allergist/immunologist. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include the following: hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and sinus problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kaplan has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Kaplan 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
1790 Nations Drive; Suite 102
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Parthiv Shah's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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
15 Tower Court; Suite 100
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Nandini Upadhyay's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Upadhyay include adolescent gynecology, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and infections. Dr. Upadhyay's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. Dr. Upadhyay is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Neta J. Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program.

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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.