We found 39 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Oak Park, IL.

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. McColley has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal, who practices in Hines, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goyal include lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Goyal is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her 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. Dr. Chung accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Chung is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She speaks Korean.

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

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrienne Prestridge Savant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Savant, who practices in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Savant honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Her education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gates attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gates's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Obstructive Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil Kachru, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5600 W Addison Street; Suite 306
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anil Kachru is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kachru include lung problems. Dr. Kachru is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kachru honors. His education and training includes medical school at Armed Forces Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Gotteiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gotteiner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaime Diane Nichols, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1044 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Novales is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Novales accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Novales speaks Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. Abdul-Kader K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3245 Grove Avenue; Suite 206
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes is a general pediatrician. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhes include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Malhes is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight Management, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail's specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohail takes. Dr. Rohail (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6920 W. Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Muhannad Kayali's areas of specialization are emergency medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kayali include disorders of calcium metabolism, allergy skin testing, and acne. Dr. Kayali's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare PPO, and more. Dr. Kayali attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. Dr. Kayali (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Atopic Dermatitis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Michael Mackey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Mackey practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Melrose Park, IL and Wheaton, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Mackey attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Mackey accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1225 West Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Philobos's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Philobos honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Philobos completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Philobos is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Safdar Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2222 W Division Street; #220
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Safdar Ali, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Ali include diastolic heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and atherosclerosis prevention. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He studied medicine at Nishtar Medical College. Dr. Ali's medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Hypertension, Diastolic Heart Failure, Atherosclerosis Prevention, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lori J Weiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Lori Weiss practices adolescent medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in contraception (birth control), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Weiss's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Allergies, Contraception, Weight Management, Sexuality, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin Michelle Taback, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1107 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Erin Taback is an Oak Park, IL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Taback's areas of expertise include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Taback trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Taback is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Counseling Services

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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.