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' specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He practices in Naperville, IL, Glenview, IL, and Barrington, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Boas has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boas accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His clinical interests include lung problems. Dr. Lakser honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lakser is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Sean Bernard 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Smith attended Mayo Medical School. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough. Dr. Yavitz Zincof is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yavitz Zincof honors. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Yavitz Zincof completed his residency training at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

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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 education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Becker has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer and bronchoscopy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Becker has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Michael Ankin, who practices in Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ankin attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ankin trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
Outpatient Center In Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include 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. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
801 S Milwaukee Avenue; Building 880
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in sleep medicine. She works in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Trosman is conversant in Russian. She has a special interest in lung problems. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trosman takes. Dr. Trosman's practice is open to new patients.

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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 chest surgeon in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Decamp is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. 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 has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 is an allergy & immunology and adult allergy specialist in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Dr. Drapkin's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drapkin honors. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Drapkin is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Lincolnshire, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Oppenheim include asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Oppenheim takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO. He is accepting new patients. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Oppenheim completed his residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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

Dr. Katherine Barsness works as a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. 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. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Barsness's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdullah include surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Abdullah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His professional 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 is an interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Provias's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He 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). In addition to English, Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks 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. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner's specialty is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Posner include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Posner is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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