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We found 15 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Lockport, IL.

Dr. Rajinder Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
903 129th Infantry Drive; Suite 400
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Arora's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora takes several insurance carriers, including HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO. Dr. Arora is open to new patients. Dr. Arora graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then Dr. Arora performed Dr. Arora's residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Arora has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Ahmad K Agha, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2000 Glenwood Avenue; Suite 109
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Ahmad Agha works as a pulmonologist in Morris, IL, Palos Heights, IL, and Joliet, IL. His clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agha takes. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Agha performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma, Insomnia

Dr. Javeed Akhter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Allergy
1206 E 9th Street; Suite 310
Lockport, IL
 

Dr. Javeed Akhter's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric allergy. In his practice, Dr. Akhter focuses on lung problems. He is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Akhter has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Akhter is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Mohammed Muzafferuddin Adil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2226 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Adil's area of specialization is general pediatrics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adil's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), preventive care, and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Adil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner practices pediatric cardiology. Dr. Gotteiner's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gotteiner is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1870 N. Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness practices pediatric general surgery in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Barsness's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Barsness's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her 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)

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Lerner is a medical specialist in legal medicine and allergy & immunology. Dr. Lerner obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; B Pavilion
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdullah accepts. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. Dr. Abdullah's 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. He is open to 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. Maria Christine N Naranjo Bayang, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
300 Read Street; Suite A
Lockport, IL
 

Dr. Maria Christine Bayang's specialty is general pediatrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Bayang accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bayang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Allergies, Preventive Care, Behavior Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Miguel G Camara, MD
Specializes in Allergy
2000 Glenwood Avenue; Suite 100
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Miguel Camara is an allergy specialist in Joliet, IL and Tinley Park, IL. Dr. Camara has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and cough. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camara takes. Dr. Camara studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Joyce C Rabbat, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Joyce Rabbat practices allergy & immunology in Maywood, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Her clinical interests include contact dermatitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Rabbat's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rabbat speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hay Fever, Hives, Asthma, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Moazzam Saeed, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
300 Read Street; Suite A
Lockport, IL
 

Dr. Moazzam Saeed is a pediatrician. Dr. Saeed is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saeed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Filipino, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Noah P Levy, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Noah Levy's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levy include hospital care. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush Children's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Hospital Care, Asthma

Dr. Claudia J Vera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Vera is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Vera speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 W 135th Street; Suite 103
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi is a Plainfield, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Giacomi's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Allergies, Contraception, ... (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.