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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. 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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Westmont, IL and Geneva, IL. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Freebeck's clinical interests include sleep apnea, fatigue, and snoring. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Westmont, IL and Geneva, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Jagielo's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. 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 sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Botsoe is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Botsoe include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Knysak's areas of expertise include hay fever (allergic rhinitis), infections, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jewish General Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Knysak has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6170 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL
 

Dr. Hasan Khan sees patients in Countryside, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Patient ratings for Dr. Khan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Khan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Tahir Rohail practices general internal medicine in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohail honors. Dr. Rohail studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Jesse Park works as a general internist in Burr Ridge, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Park is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Chen studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a family medicine practitioner in La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robertson include diabetes, osteoporosis, and adolescent issues. Dr. Robertson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Robertson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 is an adolescent medicine specialist in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Weiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her areas of expertise include contraception (birth control), adolescent issues, and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Weiss speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Robert Kash's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kash include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kash trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Kash is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a Western Springs, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Flach's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Flach is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Dilip Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Anoscopy, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer ... (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 specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Hunter-Smith's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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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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