We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Beech Street PPO near Oak Lawn, IL.

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Dr. Evan George McLeod, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Evan McLeod is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McLeod include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. McLeod is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. McLeod has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Francis Joseph Podbielski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Francis Podbielski is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Podbielski include lung problems and esophagus problems. Dr. Podbielski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Podbielski include: American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award; Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass Medical Center; and American College of Chest Physician-Governor's Service Award. Dr. Podbielski offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas has an open panel.

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All Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

Dr. Jayanthi Raghu Ramadurai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4400 West 95th Street; Suite 311
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Jayanthi Ramadurai is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Burbank, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Ramadurai's clinical interests encompass lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramadurai takes. She studied medicine at Stanley Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ramadurai has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ramadurai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Tamil. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Philip C Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2800 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Philip Hoffman is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hoffman has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoffman honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoffman has an open panel.

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All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Hassan Alzein, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
6700 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Hassan Alzein's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alzein include newborn care. Patient ratings for Dr. Alzein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Alzein speaks Arabic. Dr. Alzein's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 S. Harlem Avenue Building C; 12508 S. Harlem Avenue, Building C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain sees patients in Palos Heights, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbain speaks Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Shahbain is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mauna Bharat Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4400 W 95th Street; Suite 311
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Mauna Pandya is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Pandya is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Pandya welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Issues, Gynecologic Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma

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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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