We found 40 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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She is conversant in French. Dr. McColley's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley's training includes a residency program at Baltimore City Hospitals. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McColley has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Goyal honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Goyal attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chung takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chung obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean.

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

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Complementary or Alternative Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adrienne Savant is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Savant include cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is closed to 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' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Gates has a special interest in emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Dr. Gates takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kachru include lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Kachru studied medicine at Armed Forces Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kachru trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Kachru honors 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 cardiologist. In her practice, Dr. Gotteiner focuses on high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gotteiner takes. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gotteiner speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain

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

Dr. Tahir Rohail practices general internal medicine in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohail honors. Dr. Rohail studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Baystate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Mackey include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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 is a general pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Philobos include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos honors. She studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Philobos trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Dr. Philobos's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Muhannad Kayali is a geriatrician and emergency medicine specialist. For his professional training, Dr. Kayali completed a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kayali include disorders of calcium metabolism, allergy skin testing, and acne. Dr. Kayali honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. Dr. Kayali (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His 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. Jaime Diane Nichols, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1044 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Novales specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Novales is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients. She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Medical Center Dallas for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

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

Dr. David Chen's area of specialization is spinal cord injury medicine. In Dr. Chen's practice, he is particularly interested in spinal trauma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Chen has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Lori Weiss is an adolescent medicine specialist in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Weiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her areas of expertise include contraception (birth control), adolescent issues, and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Weiss speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She has a special interest in newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Taback takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Taback's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Lyle Berkowitz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Berkowitz's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and preventive care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Berkowitz 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)

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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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