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We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Plainfield, IL.

Dr. Javeed Akhter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Allergy
16151 Weber Road; Suite 101
Crest Hill, 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. Mohammed Muzafferuddin Adil, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2226 Weber Road Crest
Hill, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Adil's area of specialization is general pediatrics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adil's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), preventive care, and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Adil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Preventive Care, Acid Reflux, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Thomas J Van Osdol, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 225 Building B
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol, who practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma, food allergy, and eczema. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Van Osdol accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Van Osdol is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaki is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaki include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna. Dr. Kaki is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalpesh M Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12820 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Kalpesh Patel works as a general internist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, emphysema, and acne. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Acne, Spider ... (Read more)

Dr. Himadri Mahesh Patel, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Himadri Patel works as a family practice physician in Plainfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Well Woman Gynecology, Diabetes, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yemul include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Yemul is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanna Wilk, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23826 135th Street; Suite 103
Planfield, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Wilk practices family medicine in Planfield, IL and Plainfield, IL. She is conversant in Polish. Her areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Wilk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She studied medicine at Medical University of Bialystok. Dr. Wilk's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilk accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Claudia J Vera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Vera is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Vera speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Varsha Datta Sambare, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
730 S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Varsha Sambare specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sambare is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sambare is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sambare (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Contraception, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 135th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi is a Plainfield, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Giacomi's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Allergies, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
730 S. S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sambare takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farheen Mirza, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
15724 S. Rte. 59; Suite 102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Farheen Mirza is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and acute sinusitis. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza takes.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Acute Sinusitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (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.