We found 48 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Preferred Network Access PPO near La Grange, IL.

Dr. Arnon Erez Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 East Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Arnon Rubin is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Dr. Rubin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Rubin attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Conrad Freebeck, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 E Ogden Avenue; #202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Peter Freebeck practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Westmont, IL and Geneva, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep apnea, fatigue, and snoring. Dr. Freebeck's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Freebeck accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Problems, Fatigue, Insomnia, Narcolepsy

Dr. Paul Jude Jagielo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
700 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Paul Jagielo is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jagielo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Cough, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Botsoe's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Botsoe graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Knysak, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
120 Oakbrook Center; Suite 424
Oakbrook, IL
 

Dr. David Knysak works as an allergist/immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Knysak include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Knysak takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Jewish General Hospital, Dr. Knysak attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Abdul-Kader K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes is a general pediatrician. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhes include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Malhes is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight Management, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2910 Harlem Avenue; #1
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail's specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohail takes. Dr. Rohail (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse Kitai Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Park's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Park studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Headache, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Duncan Robertson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Scott Robertson's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Robertson include diabetes, osteoporosis, and adolescent issues. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Robertson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Alternative ... (Read more)

Dr. Lori J Weiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Lori Weiss practices adolescent medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in contraception (birth control), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Weiss's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Allergies, Contraception, Weight Management, Sexuality, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel G Hunter Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 Willow Springs Road; S. Pavillon, 2nd Floor
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Smith's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in La Grange, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunter-Smith include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hunter-Smith is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Hunter-Smith is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Sexuality, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Khan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Manipulation, Fatigue, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilip M Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
6134 S Harlem Avenue
Summit, IL
 

Dr. Dilip Shah practices general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Anoscopy, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Kash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kash practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kash's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kash takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Stephen Flach, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
512 Hillgrove Avenue
Western Springs, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Flach practices family medicine in Western Springs, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flach include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Flach's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Flach accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Headache, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, ... (Read more)

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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.