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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora has a special interest in intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arora accepts. Before performing Dr. Arora's residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Arora has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Agha attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Agha's clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Agha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric allergy. Dr. Akhter has a special interest in lung problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu. He 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 specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), preventive care, and asthma. Patients rated Dr. Adil highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adil's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Adil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Gotteiner has a special interest in 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. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gotteiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to 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 is a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barsness completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. 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. Dr. Barsness has an open panel.

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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 legal medicine and allergy & immunology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lerner at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 works as a pediatric general surgeon. Dr. Abdullah is especially interested in surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Abdullah's practice 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 sees patients in Lockport, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bayang include immunization (preventive vaccines), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bayang studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bayang (or staff) speaks 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. 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. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rabbat's clinical interests include contact dermatitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Rabbat is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and allergies. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saeed accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Saeed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Filipino, and Hindi. Dr. Saeed's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Miguel Camara's specialty is allergy. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Camara has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and cough. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Camara accepts Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Noah Levy practices general pediatrics in Chicago, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Darien, IL. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush Children's Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Levy focuses on hospital care. Dr. Levy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, 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: Allergies, Hospital Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Claudia Vera specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Vera's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Vera speaks Spanish.

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Giacomi's clinical interests 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 a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.