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' medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Boas's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Boas is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). Dr. Smith is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, he performed 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, who practices in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His areas of expertise include lung cancer and bronchoscopy. Dr. Becker honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Becker is open to 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 is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Decamp is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Decamp welcomes 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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Barsness include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She 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 welcomes 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. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias, who practices in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Provias attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Provias 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Freilich's office for an appointment.

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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 oncology specialist in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coleman include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coleman's office for an appointment.

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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 allergist and immunologist in Orland Park, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Flossmoor, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Hunter attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunter include asthma and allergies. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, TRICARE, and Humana HMO. Dr. Hunter is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. His 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 practices general internal medicine in Vernon Hills, IL. Dr. Schubert has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, asthma, and preventive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Northshore University Health System. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schubert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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