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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. McColley has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran has an open panel.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Podbielski attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung problems and esophagus problems. Dr. Podbielski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Podbielski has received the following distinctions: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 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. 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 is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Nawas focuses on esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nawas obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 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. James E Hannigan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1325 Memorial Drive
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. James Hannigan works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hannigan include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and pain management. Dr. Hannigan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Hannigan has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Felber is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Felber completed residency programs at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Felber include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Felber is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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'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

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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

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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.