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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Beech Street PPO near Oak Lawn, IL.

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

Dr. Evan McLeod's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. McLeod's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. McLeod accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McLeod has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, Mokena, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Podbielski has indicated that his clinical interests include lung problems and esophagus problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Podbielski's distinctions include: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nawas has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nawas attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ayman Rawda, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9939 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Ayman Rawda's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rawda include cancer and blood disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rawda honors. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rawda completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Rawda (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Allergies, Blood Disorders, Obesity, Cancer, Asthma

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

Dr. Jayanthi Ramadurai's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. In Dr. Ramadurai's practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Ramadurai attended Stanley Medical College for medical school. Dr. Ramadurai has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Gordon attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease

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

Dr. Philip Hoffman works as a hematologist and oncologist in Chicago, IL and Evergreen Park, IL. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Hoffman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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. Dr. Alzein graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include newborn care. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alzein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbain include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Shahbain is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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 practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Oak Lawn, IL, Burbank, IL, and Mokena, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Pandya honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Pandya speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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.