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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Macomb, MI.

Dr. Reina Osorio Salazar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 111
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Reina Salazar's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. Dr. Salazar has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salazar obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Salazar's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Rhinitis, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

Dr. Michael Dural Castillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
25910 Kelly Road; Suite #b
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Michael Castillo, who practices in Shelby Township, MI, East China, MI, and Roseville, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillo include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillo obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Castillo's 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. Mark Leonard Decco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 111
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Mark Decco works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Eastpointe, MI and Macomb, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Decco include newborn care, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Decco honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Decco has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Allergies, Lung Problems, Rhinitis, Pulmonary Function Test, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Leonidas Petros Moschouris, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15125; 22 Mile Road
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Leonidas Moschouris works as a pediatrician in New Baltimore, MI, Roseville, MI, and Shelby Township, MI. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Moschouris completed a residency program at Children's Hospital of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moschouris takes. Dr. Moschouris is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Pulmonary Function Test, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Mouhammed Anas Joumaa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
25910 Kelly Road; Suite B
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Mouhammed Joumaa is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Joumaa include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Joumaa's average patient rating is 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.

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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. Paul Joseph Chuba, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 103
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Paul Chuba is a specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chuba include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chuba is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Chuba is conversant in German. He is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne N Pierantoni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 111
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Wayne Pierantoni's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Pierantoni accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pierantoni trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Pierantoni has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Rhinitis, Pulmonary Function Test, Asthma

Dr. Luay Sayed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14049 East 13 Mile Road; Suite 1
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Luay Sayed is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Shelby Township, MI, Utica, MI, and Warren, MI. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Sayed include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Sayed attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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. Shakeela F Mirza, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 205
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Shakeela Mirza is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, French, and Indian Languages. Dr. Mirza's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Mirza graduated from Osmania Medical College. She trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for her residency. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Steven M Taormina, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
50505 Schoenherr Road; Suite 300
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Steven Taormina specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Taormina's clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Taormina's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Hypertension, ... (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.