We found 24 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Cigna near Vernon Hills, IL.

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

Dr. Steven Boas is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Boas completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Boas include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. Dr. Boas's 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. Oren Joshua Lakser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
701 Woodlands Parkway; Suite 200
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Oren Lakser is a pediatric pulmonologist in Forest, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lakser include lung problems. Dr. Lakser is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Lakser is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Bronchoscopy, Outpatient Care, Borderline Personality Disorder, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Becker works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Becker's clinical interests include lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Becker's office for an appointment. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

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 Zincof's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Yavitz Zincof's clinical interests encompass asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yavitz Zincof accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yavitz Zincof's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Ankin practices adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Ankin focuses on emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ankin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ankin is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

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

Dr. Sean Smith is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Smith's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), lung problems

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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Reynolds completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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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 Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine
1800 Hollister Drive; #220
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Irina Trosman practices sleep medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Trosman include lung problems. Dr. Trosman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Trosman attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Trosman speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Asthma, Insomnia, Allergies

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
801 S Milwaukee Avenue; Building 880
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran's specialty is radiation oncology. He speaks Tamil. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Rajendran is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Rajendran's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tim Provias is an interventional cardiology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Provias include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Provias attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Provias takes. 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. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah is a pediatric general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdullah include surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdullah takes. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Kaplan is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Maywood, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Barsness's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Barsness attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barsness's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Elias Hohlastos sees patients in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. His medical specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise 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 in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hohlastos attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

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

Dr. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner sees patients in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Posner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Posner attended Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jeffrey Oppenheim, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
185 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL
 

Dr. David Oppenheim practices general pediatrics. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Oppenheim's clinical interests encompass asthma. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Oppenheim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oppenheim has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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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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