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We found 11 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Macomb, MI.

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. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Castillo is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillo speaks Spanish. His professional 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. Reina Osorio Salazar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 111
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Reina Salazar's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Salazar's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. Dr. Salazar has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Salazar'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. Robert Jay Leonard, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 402
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Robert Leonard practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Grosse Pointe, MI, Rochester, MI, and Macomb, MI. Dr. Leonard is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Leonard focuses on lung cancer and chemotherapy. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leonard takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Mark Leonard Decco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 111
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Mark Decco's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Decco's clinical interests include newborn care, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decco honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. 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, Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Leonidas Moschouris' specialty is general pediatrics. He speaks Greek. Dr. Moschouris's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moschouris takes.

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

Dr. Wayne Pierantoni 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Pierantoni performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. Paul Joseph Chuba, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 103
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Paul Chuba's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Chuba is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Luay Sayed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14049 East 13 Mile Road; Suite 1
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Luay Sayed practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Sayed is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Sayed is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Macomb, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Her medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Indian Languages. Her areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Mirza's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Mirza's training includes a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza takes.

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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 specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Taormina's clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include 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. Dr. Taormina's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taormina accepts.

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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.