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We found 10 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillo honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Castillo attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He speaks Spanish. He 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. Reina Osorio Salazar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 111
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Reina Salazar is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Salazar's areas of expertise include asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. Her professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salazar graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Decco graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Decco honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moschouris is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Moschouris speaks Greek. He is 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Joumaa's areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Joumaa is conversant in Arabic. He 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, who practices in Eastpointe, MI and Macomb, MI, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Pierantoni performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Pierantoni is affiliated with 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 practices radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chuba's professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Chuba has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. Luay Sayed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14049 East 13 Mile Road; Suite 1
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Luay Sayed is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sayed include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sayed speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Dr. Mirza is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, she performed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Shelby Township, MI. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit.

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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.