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We found 20 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Cigna near Vernon Hills, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
917 Sherwood Drive; 1st Floor
Lake Bluff, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Patient ratings for Dr. Boas average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Boas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Sean Bernard Smith, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N Westmoreland Road; #102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sean Smith specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Glenview, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. After attending Mayo Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. Oren Joshua Lakser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
701 Woodlands Parkway; Suite 200
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Oren Lakser's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He is conversant in Hebrew. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lakser include lung problems. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lakser's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Outpatient Care, Borderline Personality Disorder, Lung Problems, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Michael Gary Ankin, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
660 N Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ankin is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ankin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Ankin include asthma, smoking cessation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ankin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Ilan Gabriel Yavitz Zincof, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Ilan Yavitz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Yavitz is especially interested in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Yavitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Yavitz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Frank S Becker, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N Westmoreland Road; #102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Becker works as an intensivist and pulmonologist. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Becker completed a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Becker has a special interest in lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Becker has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Becker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
Outpatient Center In Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Irina O Trosman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sleep Medicine
1800 Hollister Drive; #220
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Irina Trosman is a pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Trosman's areas of expertise include lung problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Trosman is conversant in Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Insomnia, Allergies

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
660 N. Westmoreland Road; #300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Decamp's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Decamp is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
1515 West Dundee Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin sees patients in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. His medical specialties are allergy & immunology and adult allergy. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Drapkin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Drapkin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
Outpatient Center In Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and tumor. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Barsness is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias is an interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Provias takes. Dr. Provias attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Provias is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elias Sebastos Hohlastos, BA, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Elias Hohlastos is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. His clinical interests include ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and spider veins. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hohlastos is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Hohlastos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Malformations, Ablation, Spider Veins, Ambulatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel M Eisenstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
870 West End Court
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Eisenstein is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. Dr. Eisenstein obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Floating Hospital for Children. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Eisenstein include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare POS. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Attention Deficit Disorder, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Abdullah attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. In Dr. Abdullah's practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He 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: , lung problems

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Edward Kaplan is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests include lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kaplan (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Issues, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (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.