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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric allergy. Dr. Akhter has a special interest in lung problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu. He 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 specialty is general pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), preventive care, and asthma. Patients rated Dr. Adil highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adil's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Adil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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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 is a general internist in Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaki is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Kaki is professionally 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. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul practices family medicine in Naperville, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among Dr. Yemul's clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma

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

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

Dr. Kalpesh Patel works as an internist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and acne. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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 specializes in family medicine. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. She 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. Joanna Wilk, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23826 135th Street; Suite 103
Planfield, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Wilk works as a family practice physician in Planfield, IL and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Wilk studied medicine at Medical University of Bialystok. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Wilk speaks Polish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Vera's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Vera speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Mark Giacomi practices family medicine. Dr. Giacomi's clinical interests 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 a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Varsha Sambare's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is rated highly by her patients. CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sambare takes. In addition to English, Dr. Sambare (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Farheen Mirza's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Mirza's areas of expertise include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and acute sinusitis. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare is an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sambare include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sambare takes. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Sclerotherapy, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (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.