We found 41 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Oak Park, IL.

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

Dr. Susanna McColley sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. McColley's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before performing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. McColley attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Khalilah Gates works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gates takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gates welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gates attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Goyal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adrienne Savant's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Savant's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Youngran Chung's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Chung's training includes residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Anil Kachru is a pulmonologist. He is especially interested in lung problems. Dr. Kachru is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center. After attending Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gotteiner has indicated that her clinical interests include fetal echocardiography. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Gotteiner's training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, Heart Murmur

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Maywood, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barsness's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (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 graduated from King Edward Medical University. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Dr. Rohail is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Rohail's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Lori Weiss works as an adolescent medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiss include contraception (birth control), adolescent issues, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. 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. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1225 West Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos works as a pediatrician in Chicago, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Darien, IL. Dr. Philobos attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, premature babies, and nutrition counseling. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Philobos is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. David Chen, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. David Chen specializes in spinal cord injury medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal trauma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chen has received include Selected as a "Top Doctor" by Chicago Magazine; Chicago Super Doctors; and Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, Work Injuries, Lower Back Pain, Back Injuries, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lyle L Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1776 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lyle Berkowitz practices general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Berkowitz attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie 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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas. She speaks Medical Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

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

Dr. Erin Taback's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Taback has indicated that her clinical interests include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. 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 accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
965 West Lake Street
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Anne Szpindor is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Szpindor average 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Szpindor accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She speaks Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: 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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