We found 31 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana near Palos Heights, IL.

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

Dr. Luis Torero works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torero include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torero (or staff) is conversant in 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Ahmad Agha works as a pulmonologist in Morris, IL, Palos Heights, IL, and Joliet, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Agha obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Agha speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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

Dr. B. Giles' area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. She is especially interested in asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giles takes. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Giles completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

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

Dr. Muhammad Hamadeh is a critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Hamadeh performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hamadeh's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Pneumonia, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Evan McLeod's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL. His areas of expertise consist of asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. McLeod is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. McLeod's residency was performed 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. Juanbosco Ayala, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10837 S Cicero Avenue; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Juanbosco Ayala sees patients in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Ayala is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Thorek Memorial Hospital. He trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for his residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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

Dr. Javeed Akhter works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric allergist. His clinical interests include lung problems. Dr. Akhter is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Akhter has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hegde studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Hegde trained at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Hegde (or staff) is conversant in 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

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
11900 Southwest Highway
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Craig Adams practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Adams focuses on lung problems. Dr. Adams is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Francis Podbielski works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Before performing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Podbielski attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is especially interested in lung problems and esophagus problems. Dr. Podbielski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Podbielski has received include American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Podbielski has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Cynthia Lerner practices legal medicine and allergy & immunology. Dr. Lerner's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lerner accepts. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is 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. Wayne Crispus Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S Kedzie Avenue; Suite K
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson honors. Dr. Williamson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas' medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Nawas is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nawas accepts. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nawas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

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

Dr. Alan Resnick works as a pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist. In his practice, Dr. Resnick focuses on sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Resnick takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

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

Dr. Ayman Rawda's specialty is general pediatrics. His clinical interests encompass cancer and blood disorders. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rawda studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rawda's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Rawda (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Rami Yacoub Haddad, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4400 W 95th Street; Suite 311
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Rami Haddad specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Oak Lawn, IL and North Chicago, IL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Haddad has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Haddad speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, 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.
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