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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept TRICARE near Lake Forest, IL.

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

Dr. Steven Boas is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. Dr. Boas is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Boas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Sean Bernard Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sean Smith is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Smith attended Mayo Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. Frank S Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Becker is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer and bronchoscopy. Dr. Becker is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Becker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Decamp is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Decamp's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness is a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barsness completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Barsness has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias' area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Dr. Provias attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman's specialty is radiation oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Coleman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Hunter Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1849 Green Bay Road
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. James Hunter is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Orland Park, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Flossmoor, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Hunter attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Hunter has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. He honors Viant, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Hunter's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Steven R Schubert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
850 N Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 210
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Steven Schubert is a Vernon Hills, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include heart problems, asthma, and preventive care. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schubert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Schubert performed his residency at Northshore University Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Skin Issues, 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.