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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in lung cancer and chemotherapy. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Leonard is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Leonard attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Salazar accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Salazar attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her 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. Leonidas Petros Moschouris, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15125; 22 Mile Road
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Leonidas Moschouris specializes in general pediatrics and practices in New Baltimore, MI, Roseville, MI, and Shelby Township, MI. He speaks Greek. Dr. Moschouris has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is affiliated with 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 accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Mark Decco, who practices in Eastpointe, MI and Macomb, MI, is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. Dr. Decco's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decco accepts. 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. Wayne N Pierantoni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 111
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Wayne Pierantoni practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pierantoni include asthma, pulmonary function test (PFT), and rhinitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Pierantoni attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His 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. Paul Joseph Chuba, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 103
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Paul Chuba is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chuba is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Chuba 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. 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. Her areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Mirza attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, French, and Indian Languages. She 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, 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 is a Shelby Township, MI physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Taormina is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taormina is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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.
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