We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan near Livonia, MI.

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Dr. Ambujam R Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Ambujam Krishnan is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Krishnan is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College. Dr. Krishnan trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. Dr. Krishnan (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Cynthia Mahesh Vakhariya, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River; Suite 2
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Cynthia Vakhariya's areas of specialization are adult hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Vakhariya's clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit). After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she performed her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Vakhariya is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael J Kraut, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River Road
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Kraut practices adult oncology and medical oncology in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Bingham Farms, MI. Dr. Kraut's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kraut include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and esophagus problems. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Kraut attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver specializes in adult allergy & immunology and practices in West Bloomfield, MI and Livonia, MI. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tulin-Silver has indicated that his clinical interests include drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Tulin-Silver accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy specialist in Madison Heights, MI, Farmington, MI, and Warren, MI. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Schwartzenfeld honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Schwartzenfeld's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. June Lee Chan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
47601 Grand River Avenue
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. June Chan practices radiation oncology. Dr. Chan's clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her professional affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She honors Aetna EPO, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chan graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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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.
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