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We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna PPO near Dearborn, MI.

Dr. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2421 Monroe; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder, who practices in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Elder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Elder attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elder accepts. Dr. Elder has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
22060 Beech Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Dearborn, MI and Brownstown, MI. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chattahi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chattahi's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abedelrahim Ismail Asfour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15120 Michigan Avenue; Suite A
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Abedelrahim Asfour is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Asfour average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Asfour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Asfour is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hamid Sattar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6050 Greenfield; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Hamid Sattar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sattar include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sattar accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12940 W Warren
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Tarif Mustafa is an internist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mustafa include bladder cancer, arthroscopic surgery, and child abuse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Mustafa (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Ibrahim Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6050 Greenfield; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Tahir Mohamed works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Brownstown, MI. Dr. Mohamed attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mohamed completed residency programs at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mohamed's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Salik S.A. Amanullah Jahania, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 102
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mohammed Jahania's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Detroit, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Jahania takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Jahania (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. Dr. Jahania's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Garden City Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamam Mohamad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Tamam Mohamad is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Mohamad speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohamad has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1000 N Telegraph Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Alex Elsabbagh specializes in general pediatrics. He trained at Hurley Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Elsabbagh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Elsabbagh's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Chronic Illness, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2547 Monroe Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Lobna Elhasan-Fakih practices adolescent medicine. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Her areas of clinical interest consist of contact dermatitis, acne, and asthma. Patient ratings for Dr. Elhasan-Fakih average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elhasan-Fakih is conversant in Arabic. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Contact Dermatitis, Asthma

Dr. Nazem Ahmad Alhusein, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
20211 Ann Arbor Trail; River Oaks Pediatrics
Dearborn Heights, MI
 

Dr. Nazem Alhusein's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Alhusein include bell's palsy, contraception (birth control), and depression. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Alhusein performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Contraception, Ear Problems, Adjustment ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8740 W Warren
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Sameer Sawalha's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Sawalha is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. Dr. Sawalha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Russian. Dr. Sawalha is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, High ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2845 Monroe Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Robert Levy is a specialist in adolescent medicine. He works in Dearborn, MI. His clinical interests include diabetes and asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Omar Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6050 Greenfield; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Omar Ali's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. Ali is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and orthostatic hypotension. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. After completing medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Ali takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (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.