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We found 32 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana near Palos Heights, IL.

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Brenda Louise Giles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 12
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. B. Giles works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She obtained her medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. In her practice, Dr. Giles focuses on asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

Dr. Evan George McLeod, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Evan McLeod is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. McLeod takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McLeod trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Ahmad K Agha, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
13303 S. Ridgeland Avenue; Unit C
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ahmad Agha is an adult pulmonology specialist. He speaks Arabic. These areas are among Dr. Agha's clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma, Insomnia

Dr. Muhammad Abdulgany Hamadeh, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12820 S Ridgeland Avenue; Suite B
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hamadeh specializes in obstetrics & gynecology, critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine and practices in Palos Heights, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Tinley Park, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hamadeh is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Hamadeh has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Pneumonia, Intensive Care

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayala include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayala takes. For his professional training, Dr. Ayala completed a residency program at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ayala is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Thorek Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 12
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde is a pediatric pulmonologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hegde obtained his medical school training at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Hegde (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada and Hindi.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Aspiration, Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Javeed Akhter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Allergy
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Javeed Akhter is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric allergist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Akhter include lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Akhter honors CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Akhter (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Craig H Adams, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
11900 Southwest Highway
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Craig Adams is a Palos Park, IL physician who specializes in adult critical care, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Adams's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include lung problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Adams's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Joel Thomas Hardin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
4440 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Joel Hardin specializes in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Hardin has indicated that his clinical interests include congenital heart disease. Dr. Hardin takes HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hardin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pregnancy, Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Francis Joseph Podbielski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 W. 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Francis Podbielski practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Podbielski is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems and esophagus problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Podbielski honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Podbielski is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

Dr. Wayne Crispus Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S. Kedzie; #k
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Williamson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Williamson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
16345 Harlem Avenue; Suite 1w
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Lerner works as an allergist/immunologist and legal medicine specialist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Lerner is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lerner trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hives, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Ayman Rawda, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9939 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Ayman Rawda works as a pediatrician. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rawda at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rawda focuses on cancer and blood disorders. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Rawda attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Rawda (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Allergies, Blood Disorders, Obesity, Cancer, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
10733 W. 165th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Alan Resnick's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Resnick include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Resnick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Jayanthi Raghu Ramadurai, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4400 West 95th Street; Suite 311
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Jayanthi Ramadurai's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is especially interested in lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramadurai attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Ramadurai completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ramadurai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Tamil. Her professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Ramadurai is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.