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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 pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McColley include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. McColley attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. She is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Goyal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Chung performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Savant include cystic fibrosis (CF). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for her residency. Dr. Savant is 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 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. Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gates attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has a special interest in emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Dr. Gates is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting 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 an adult pulmonologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Kachru is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices pediatric cardiology. Dr. Gotteiner's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gotteiner 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 physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Novales speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Novales welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

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

Dr. Tahir Rohail sees patients in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rohail studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Rohail's professional 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)

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

Dr. Abdul Malhes works as a general pediatrician. Dr. Malhes's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Malhes is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhes studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Muhannad Kayali works as a geriatrician and emergency medicine specialist in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Kayali's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, allergy skin testing, and acne. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kayali accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Kayali (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Kayali's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a general internist and general pediatrician. Dr. Mackey's clinical interests include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Baystate Medical Center, Dr. Mackey attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Safdar Ali is a cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diastolic heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and atherosclerosis prevention. Dr. Ali accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Nishtar Medical College and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Syncope, Hypertension, Diastolic Heart Failure, Atherosclerosis Prevention, Cholesterol Problems, ... (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. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Philobos takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Philobos is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Attention Deficit ... (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 graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include spinal trauma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Selected as a "Top Doctor" by Chicago Magazine; Chicago Super Doctors; and Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Lyle Berkowitz works as an internist in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and preventive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkowitz's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Berkowitz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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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.