We found 32 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
4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care specialist. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. For his professional training, Dr. Torero completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torero include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torero takes. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Torero's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Ahmad Agha is a medical specialist in 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. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago's residency program. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Agha is professionally affiliated with 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' area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Giles attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. He is especially interested in asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. McLeod is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. McLeod attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. McLeod has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His practice is open to 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. Soterios G Polychronopoulos, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
11638 S Western Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Soterios Polychronopoulos is an adult pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Polychronopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Polychronopoulos attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polychronopoulos takes. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: 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. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. Dr. Hegde honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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) speaks the following languages: Kannada and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Aspiration, Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Infections, 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 areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Palos Heights, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Tinley Park, IL. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Hamadeh's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hamadeh's residency was performed 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 welcomes 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. Dr. Ayala is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ayala include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Ayala trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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

Dr. Craig Adams is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. In his practice, Dr. Adams focuses on lung problems. Dr. Adams is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Adams attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Adams honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Javeed Akhter specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric allergy. He has a special interest in lung problems. Dr. Akhter is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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All Interests: 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 specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Nawas has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nawas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Francis Podbielski is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Podbielski focuses on lung problems and esophagus problems. Dr. Podbielski honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. Dr. Podbielski's distinctions 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. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Rami Haddad's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Haddad's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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). He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Haddad is open to 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 works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Burbank, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramadurai include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Ramadurai is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stanley Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ramadurai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Tamil. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, 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

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Mark Kozloff specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Harvey, IL, Chicago, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kozloff include rectal cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Kozloff studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kozloff trained at Michael Reese Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Hickory Hills, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dlugopolski include preventive care, asthma, and general care. Dr. Dlugopolski is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dlugopolski attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Polish.

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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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