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We found 8 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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. McLeod has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting 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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. In his practice, Dr. Podbielski focuses on lung problems and esophagus problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Before performing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Podbielski attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He has received the following distinctions: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Podbielski's office for an appointment.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Oak Lawn, IL, La Grange, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Nawas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Ramadurai's education and training includes medical school at Stanley Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ramadurai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Tamil. Dr. Ramadurai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Ramadurai welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Hassan Alzein is a general pediatrician. Dr. Alzein attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Alzein include newborn care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alzein accepts. Dr. Alzein is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Philip Hoffman's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Hoffman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoffman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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 graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Shahbain honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbain speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Pandya honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Pandya attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is accepting new patients.

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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.