We found 30 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Oak Lawn, IL.

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

Dr. Luis Torero is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist in Winfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero's 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. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Ahmad K Agha, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13303 S. Ridgeland Avenue; Unit C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ahmad Agha's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Agha accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Agha is conversant in Arabic. His 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. Brenda Louise Giles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 12
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. B. Giles is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

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. 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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hamadeh's training includes residency programs at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Hamadeh is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Ayala's areas of expertise include the following: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Thorek Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. For his residency, Dr. Ayala trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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

Dr. Soterios Polychronopoulos specializes in adult pulmonology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Polychronopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. Dr. Polychronopoulos is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and MetroSouth Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric allergist. Dr. Akhter's clinical interests include lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Akhter (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Hegde is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Hegde (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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

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

Dr. Craig Adams' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung problems. Dr. Adams is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Adams welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 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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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Williamson include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Williamson's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Williamson is accepting new patients.

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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. 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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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's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Oak Lawn, IL and North Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Haddad trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. In his practice, Dr. Haddad focuses on lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haddad speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Haddad's office for an appointment.

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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 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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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski-Gach, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski works as a general internist and pediatrician. These areas are among her clinical interests: preventive care, asthma, and general care. Dr. Dlugopolski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Dlugopolski's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Moles, Biopsy, Preventive Care, Sports Physicals, Women's Health Issues, General Care, 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.
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