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We found 24 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Farmington, MI and Novi, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and research. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farra obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Kettering Medical Center. Dr. Farra (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and German. He is 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's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Organek's areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and insomnia. His professional affiliations include Botsford Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Organek average 3.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Organek honors.

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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 is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist in Novi, MI. Dr. Macdonald's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macdonald include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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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 practices adult pulmonology in Canton, MI. Dr. Raslan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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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 is an adult pulmonology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Victor focuses on sleep disorders and lung problems. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of San Francisco. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health. Dr. Victor has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Ambujam Krishnan, who practices in Livonia, MI, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Krishnan is especially interested in leukemia, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Krishnan (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krishnan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

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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. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Khanna is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended medical school at Government Medical College and Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Miami Valley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Khanna (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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 allergist and immunologist in West Bloomfield, MI and Livonia, MI. Dr. Tulin-Silver graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is especially interested in drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tulin-Silver accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Mahir Elder works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Elder trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with 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 a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Allen Park, MI and Livonia, MI. These areas are among Dr. Sohal's clinical interests: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dr. Sohal attended Indira Gandhi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school. Dr. Sohal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with 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. Mouhammed Anas Joumaa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14555 Levan Road; Suite 203
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Mouhammed Joumaa is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Joumaa attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. These areas are among his clinical interests: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Patients rated Dr. Joumaa highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Joumaa is professionally affiliated with 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. Ted H Schwartzenfeld, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
28080 Grand River; Suite 205
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Schwartzenfeld is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at 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)

Dr. Delair Omar Gardi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
14555 Levan Road; Suite 303
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Delair Gardi specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Detroit, MI and Livonia, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Gardi average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and heart failure. Dr. Gardi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Dr. Gardi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gardi trained 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, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. June Chan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Chan has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. John Providence Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Chattahi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Dearborn, MI and Brownstown, MI. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chattahi honors. 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. Michael J Kraut, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River Road
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Kraut's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kraut is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and esophagus problems. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Kraut is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Lung Cancer, ... (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.