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We found 17 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. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Patient ratings for Dr. Boas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Boas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. 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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N Westmoreland Road; #102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sean Smith specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Glenview, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. After attending Mayo Medical School, he completed his residency training 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. Oren Joshua Lakser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Oren Lakser's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He is conversant in Hebrew. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lakser include lung problems. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lakser's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ankin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Ankin include asthma, smoking cessation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ankin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Yavitz is especially interested in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Yavitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Yavitz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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 Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N Westmoreland Road; #102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Becker works as an intensivist and pulmonologist. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Becker completed a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Becker has a special interest in lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Becker has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Becker has an open panel.

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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' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Irina Trosman is a pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Trosman's areas of expertise include lung problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. 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. She has an open panel.

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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; #300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Decamp's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Decamp 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. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; #209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and tumor. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Barsness is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Tim Provias is an interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Provias takes. Dr. Provias attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Provias is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting 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. Elias Sebastos Hohlastos, BA, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Elias Hohlastos is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. His clinical interests include ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hohlastos is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Hohlastos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

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

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Abdullah attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. In Dr. Abdullah's practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Steven R Schubert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6 E Phillip Road; 1101
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Steven Schubert's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Schubert an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schubert include heart problems, asthma, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schubert takes. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Schubert performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Schubert speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Rilina Ghosh, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Lake Shore Pediatrics; 1800 Hollister Drive, Suite 220
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Rilina Ghosh's specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Ghosh has a special interest in asthma, allergies, and colic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Ghosh's residency was performed at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ghosh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Weight Loss, Colic, Asthma

Dr. Nandini Upadhyay, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15 Tower Court
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Nandini Upadhyay's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Upadhyay include adolescent gynecology, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyay takes. After attending Neta J. Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur for medical school, she completed her residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Vista Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, Travel Medicine, 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.