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We found 18 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Alliance Plan near Dearborn, MI.

Dr. Michael E Somand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2799 W Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Somand's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Somand completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Somand honors McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Somand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Ankle Brachial Index, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hearing Test, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mahir Elder is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Patient ratings for Dr. Elder average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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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. Chaman Lal Sohal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6742 Park Avenue
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Chaman Sohal is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Sohal accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sohal is a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala and a graduate of Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Sohal (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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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. Subrahmanya Sarma Yellayi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6742 Park Avenue
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Subrahmanya Yellayi is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Allen Park, MI and Brownstown Township, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Yellayi include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yellayi takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health. He graduated from Andhra Medical College and then he performed his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Yellayi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Yellayi's hospital/clinic 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Chattahi practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chattahi studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally 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, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (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. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. The average patient rating for Dr. Asfour is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Asfour attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Asfour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Asfour is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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. Surendra Pal Garg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15101 Southfield Road
Allen Park, MI
 

Dr. Surendra Garg is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Allen Park, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Garg is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garg include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garg takes. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Garg (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Garg is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18181 Oakwood; 102
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Bruce Washington's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Dearborn, MI and Port Huron, MI. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Detroit Receiving Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Washington include lung cancer, bronchoscopy, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Washington takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Garden City Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Lung Cancer, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hamid Sattar is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Sattar accepts Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sattar attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Dearborn, MI. Dr. Mustafa (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Mustafa's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, child abuse, and adolescent gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Brownstown, MI. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Dr. Mohamed accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mohamed speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with 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 specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Detroit, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Jahania's clinical interests include cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Garden City Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his 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.

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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, who practices in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Mohamad's areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mohamad's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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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's specialty is general pediatrics. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Elsabbagh's medical residency was performed at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Elsabbagh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an adolescent medicine specialist in Dearborn, MI. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. These areas are among her clinical interests: contact dermatitis, acne, and asthma. Dr. Elhasan-Fakih's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elhasan-Fakih honors. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Her professional affiliations include 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 specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Alhusein's clinical interests: bell's palsy, contraception (birth control), and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alhusein completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Arabic.

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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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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.