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We found 24 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric critical care specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Boas attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lakser is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Lakser speaks Hebrew.

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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 an intensivist and adult pulmonologist. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. Dr. Ankin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ankin accepts. He is not accepting new patients at this time. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Sean Smith's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Smith attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

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

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, who practices in Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. For his residency, Dr. Yavitz Zincof trained at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Yavitz Zincof include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough. Dr. Yavitz Zincof takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Frank S Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Becker is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer and bronchoscopy. Dr. Becker honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds takes. Dr. Reynolds graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Reynolds trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reynolds is open to 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. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
801 S Milwaukee Avenue; Building 880
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran specializes in radiation oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Rajendran speaks Tamil. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Rajendran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rajendran's 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. Irina O Trosman, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine
1800 Hollister Drive; #220
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Irina Trosman's area of specialization is sleep medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Trosman trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Trosman has indicated that her clinical interests include lung problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Trosman's office for an appointment.

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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; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Decamp include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Decamp has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in allergy & immunology and adult allergy and practices in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drapkin include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Patient ratings for Dr. Drapkin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Drapkin's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Drapkin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

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

Dr. David Oppenheim is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oppenheim takes. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Oppenheim has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Oppenheim is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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 practices pediatric general surgery in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Barsness's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Barsness's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (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 surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdullah accepts. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. Dr. Abdullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Tim Provias practices interventional cardiology. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. Dr. Provias's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Provias accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Posner include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (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.