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We found 25 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan near Livonia, MI.

Dr. Mohammad Waseem Farra, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 501
Farmington, MI
 

Dr. Mohammad Farra's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Kettering Medical Center, Dr. Farra attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Farra include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and research. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. Dr. Farra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and German. Dr. Farra is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Research, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
28815 8 Mile Road; Suite 103
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Harvey Organek is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Livonia, MI, Farmington, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Organek's areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and insomnia. His professional affiliations include Botsford Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Organek has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Organek takes.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Livernois Joseph Mac Donald, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
39650 Orchard Hill Place; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Macdonald practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology in Novi, MI. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macdonald include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Macdonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Macdonald accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6300 N Haggerty Road; Suite 210
Canton, MI
 

Dr. M. Raslan is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus, Dr. Raslan attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raslan takes.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
36555 Warren Road
Westland, MI
 

Dr. Lyle Victor's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders and lung problems. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Victor graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of San Francisco. Dr. Victor has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
42180 Ford Road; Suite 201
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Vijay Khanna's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khanna honors. He studied medicine at Government Medical College and Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Khanna's training includes residency programs at Miami Valley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Khanna (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Asthma, Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
37595 West 7 Mile Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tulin-Silver include drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tulin-Silver takes. Before performing his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Tulin-Silver attended Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36123 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Aneeta Khanna's specialty is general internal medicine. Her average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Khanna is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Khanna is a graduate of R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Dr. Khanna (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension

Dr. Ted H Schwartzenfeld, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
28080 Grand River; Suite 205
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Liposuction, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Ambujam Krishnan is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Krishnan is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center's residency program. Her clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishnan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mouhammed Anas Joumaa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14555 Levan Road; Suite 203
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Mouhammed Joumaa's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Joumaa's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joumaa attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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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. 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
37650 Professional Center Drive; Suite 1000a
Livonia, 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. Delair Omar Gardi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
14555 Levan Road; Suite 303
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Delair Gardi is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Detroit, MI and Livonia, MI. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gardi include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Dr. Gardi accepts Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular Disease, ... (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. June Lee Chan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
47601 Grand River Avenue
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. June Chan's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She honors Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan studied medicine at Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Rectal Problems, Radiation Therapy, Lung Problems, ... (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.