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We found 31 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Dr. Torero's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Brenda Louise Giles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 12
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. B. Giles' area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. She studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Giles completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Her clinical interests include asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

Dr. Ahmad K Agha, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13303 S. Ridgeland Avenue; Unit C
Palos Heights, 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. 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. Muhammad Abdulgany Hamadeh, MD
Specializes in Other, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hamadeh practices critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Palos Heights, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Tinley Park, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hamadeh attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Hamadeh is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Pneumonia, Intensive Care

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Ayala focuses on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Thorek Memorial Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayala takes. He trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. Dr. Ayala speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 12
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde is a pediatric pulmonologist in Evergreen Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hegde include cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hegde studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Hegde (or staff) is conversant in Kannada and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Aspiration, Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Soterios G Polychronopoulos, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
11638 S Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Soterios Polychronopoulos' medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and MetroSouth Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polychronopoulos accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Polychronopoulos's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Polychronopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Javeed Akhter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Allergy
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, 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

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
11900 Southwest Highway
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Craig Adams' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Adams has a special interest in lung problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Adams attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Adams is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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. Wayne Crispus Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S Kedzie Avenue; Suite K
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Williamson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Williamson attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Williamson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma

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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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Rami Yacoub Haddad, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4400 W 95th Street; Suite 311
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Rami Haddad practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Oak Lawn, IL and North Chicago, IL. Dr. Haddad's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haddad takes. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Haddad is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

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. James R Hunter Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. James Hunter is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Orland Park, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Flossmoor, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Hunter attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Hunter has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. He honors Viant, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, MetroSouth Medical Center, and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Hunter's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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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.