We found 39 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 pulmonologist. Dr. McColley speaks French. She has indicated that her clinical interests include 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 graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. McColley honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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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 works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Hines, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Winfield, IL. In Dr. Goyal's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Goyal trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He is open to 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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. She speaks Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Chung honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. 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, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adrienne Savant is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Savant's clinical interests encompass 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 medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Savant completed a residency program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savant accepts. Dr. Savant 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. Dr. Gates's areas of expertise consist of emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Gates's 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 specializes in adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Kachru is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. His medical residency was performed 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 sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Gotteiner studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Gotteiner is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Novales honors. Before performing her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dr. Novales attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Novales 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' specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Malhes's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Malhes's 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)

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

Dr. Patrick Mackey's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mackey include diabetes, asthma, and preventive care. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Baystate Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Mackey's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care

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. Dr. Rohail accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Muhannad Kayali specializes in emergency medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Kayali include disorders of calcium metabolism, allergy skin testing, and acne. Dr. Kayali honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kayali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Kayali's hospital/clinic 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. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1225 West Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Philobos attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Philobos's areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Philobos is 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. Safdar Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2222 W Division Street; #220
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Safdar Ali's specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Ali's clinical interests: 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 graduated from Nishtar Medical College and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali takes. 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. David Chen, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. David Chen's medical specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal trauma. Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He has received distinctions including Selected as a "Top Doctor" by Chicago Magazine; Chicago Super Doctors; and Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chen 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. Lori J Weiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Lori Weiss is a Berwyn, IL physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Her clinical interests include contraception (birth control), adolescent issues, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Weiss graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Weiss's 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)

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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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