We found 9 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boas include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Boas trained at Nassau University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Boas average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Boas is accepting 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Lake Forest, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include lung cancer, intensive care, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Smith attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include lung cancer and bronchoscopy. Dr. Becker takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Becker is accepting 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 practices thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Decamp include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Decamp graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Decamp is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is open to 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. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias is an interventional cardiologist in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. Dr. Provias accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic 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: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (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 specialist in pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Barsness's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Robert Freilich works as a general internist in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Freilich is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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: , 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 is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Coleman attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman has an open panel.

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

Dr. Steven Schubert is a general internist. Dr. Schubert's clinical interests include heart problems, asthma, and preventive care. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schubert accepts. Dr. Schubert attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Northshore University Health System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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.
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