We found 58 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Unicare HMO near La Grange, IL.

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. McColley attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

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 physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Rubin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin accepts. Dr. Rubin graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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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 medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep apnea, fatigue, and snoring. Dr. Freebeck has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freebeck accepts. Dr. Freebeck attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. 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 specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Westmont, IL and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jagielo takes. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil. His clinical interests include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Rajendran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rajendran is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Joseph Podbielski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 N Oak Street; Suite 2217
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Francis Podbielski is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Podbielski's clinical interests include lung problems and esophagus problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received distinctions including American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. Dr. Podbielski offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Podbielski has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

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 studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Botsoe speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Nawas's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nawas's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

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

Dr. Abdul Malhes is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Malhes is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Malhes include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Malhes is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Malhes takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks 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 is a general internist in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. Dr. Rohail's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rohail is a graduate of 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. James E Hannigan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. James Hannigan is a hematologist and oncologist in Hinsdale, IL and La Grange, IL. Dr. Hannigan is conversant in Italian. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and pain management. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hannigan has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Pain Management, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Susan Mary Felber, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6733 Kingery Highway (route83)
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Susan Felber is an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Felber include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Felber accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Chen practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen attended medical school at 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 practices family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and adolescent issues. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Robertson is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robertson honors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Lori Weiss is a physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. She is especially interested in contraception (birth control), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Weiss takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in La Grange, IL. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Hunter-Smith accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Hunter-Smith's professional affiliations include Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , 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.
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