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We found 20 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Libertyville, 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 practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. The average patient rating for Dr. Boas is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boas takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Boas graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Boas's residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

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

Dr. Oren Joshua Lakser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Oren Lakser is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lakser include lung problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Lakser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Outpatient Care, Borderline Personality Disorder, Lung Problems, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Michael Gary Ankin, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ankin is a Lake Forest, IL physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ankin's clinical interests include emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ankin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Ankin is closed to new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Sean Bernard Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1475 E Belvidere Road, Suite 301; Pavilion A
Grayslake, 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 attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Smith honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

Dr. Ilan Gabriel Yavitz Zincof, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Ilan Yavitz Zincof specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Yavitz Zincof is especially interested in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Yavitz Zincof completed a residency program at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Chronic Cough, Asthma

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 a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include lung cancer and bronchoscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Becker is professionally 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 cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N Westmoreland; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
801 S Milwaukee Avenue; Building 880
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Irina O Trosman, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine
1800 Hollister Drive; #220
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Irina Trosman's area of specialization is sleep medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Trosman trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Trosman has indicated that her clinical interests include lung problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Trosman is conversant in Russian. Her hospital/clinic 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 Dr. Trosman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Insomnia, Allergies

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

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a chest surgeon. Dr. Decamp is a graduate of 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decamp takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Decamp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Decamp's office for an appointment.

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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' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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. She is accepting 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. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah is a pediatric general surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Abdullah focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Abdullah trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. He 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tim Provias works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Provias include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Provias attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes 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. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner is a radiation oncology specialist in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Posner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Posner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
801 S Milwaukee Avenue; Radiation Oncology Department Building 880
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman works as a radiation oncologist in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman takes. Dr. Coleman attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Coleman's professional 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, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elias Sebastos Hohlastos, BA, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Elias Hohlastos practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He graduated from Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hohlastos's clinical interests include ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. Dr. Hohlastos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Malformations, Ablation, Spider Veins, Ambulatory ... (Read more)

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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.