We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Macomb, MI.

Dr. Robert Jay Leonard, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 402
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Robert Leonard specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is especially interested in lung cancer and chemotherapy. Dr. Leonard is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Leonard attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Leonard has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Reina Salazar is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. Dr. Salazar is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Salazar graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 111
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Mark Decco specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Eastpointe, MI and Macomb, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Decco completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Decco takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

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

Dr. Leonidas Moschouris' area of specialization is general pediatrics. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Moschouris's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Moschouris attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Wayne Pierantoni is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Eastpointe, MI and Macomb, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pierantoni takes. Dr. Pierantoni is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Pierantoni's 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

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

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

Dr. Paul Chuba, who practices in Rochester, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Warren, MI, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gynecologic cancer. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Chuba honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as 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 the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Chuba speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, ... (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 specialist in adolescent medicine. She is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Mirza's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, she performed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Indian Languages.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Taormina is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Taormina at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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.
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