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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 practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Torero trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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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' specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her clinical interests include asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giles takes. She studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Her training includes a residency program 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McLeod include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. McLeod is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. McLeod takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a pulmonologist in Morris, IL, Palos Heights, IL, and Joliet, IL. His clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agha takes. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Agha performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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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 is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology, critical care (intensive care medicine), and sleep medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Hamadeh accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients. 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. Dr. Hamadeh is conversant in Arabic.

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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 specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Ayala speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is 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. Dr. Ayala honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Hegde (or staff) speaks the following languages: Kannada and Hindi. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. After attending Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric allergy. In his practice, Dr. Akhter focuses on lung problems. He is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Akhter has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Akhter is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Adams attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Adams is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Oak Lawn, IL, Mokena, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Podbielski's areas of expertise include the following: lung problems and esophagus problems. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Podbielski completed his residency training at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Cynthia Lerner is a medical specialist in legal medicine and allergy & immunology. Dr. Lerner 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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Her professional affiliations include 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. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Nawas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nawas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Wayne Williamson's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Williamson studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Williamson completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Williamson include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Williamson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Alan Resnick is a pediatric allergist and allergist/immunologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Resnick honors. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Resnick's hospital/clinic 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. Ayman Rawda, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9939 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Ayman Rawda's area of specialization is general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Rawda takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Rawda attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rawda (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Rawda is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Allergies, Blood Disorders, Obesity, Cancer, 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 medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. In her practice, Dr. Ramadurai focuses on lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stanley Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ramadurai has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ramadurai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Tamil. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She has an open panel.

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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.