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We found 3 pulmonologists who accept Unicare near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
917 Sherwood Drive; 1st Floor
Lake Bluff, IL

Dr. Steven Boas practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care in Naperville, IL, Glenview, IL, and Barrington, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. On average, patients gave Dr. Boas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boas attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cystic fibrosis, asthma, chronic cough, exercise tolerance, bronchoscopy, pectus excavatum, vocal ... (Read more)

Dr. Oren Joshua Lakser MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital campus Lake
Forest, IL
(312) 227-6260; (312) 227-1010

Dr. Oren Lakser sees patients in Forest, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lakser include lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Lakser's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Asthma, chronic cough, exercise tolerance, vocal chord dysfunction, bronchoscopy, chronic lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 110
Bannockburn, IL
(847) 236-1300

Dr. Semil Mehta practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mehta include lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mehta graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: COPD/Critical Care, Lung Cancer, Asthma


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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.