We found 31 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Royal Oak, MI.

Dr. Tariq Omar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
26245 Southfield Road
Lathrup Village, MI
 

Dr. Tariq Omar is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Omar attended Punjab Medical College for medical school. Dr. Omar's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bronchoscopy, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Omar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Snoring, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Hassan Mohamed Ali Makki, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6071 W Outer Drive; Suite M444
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Hassan Makki specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Makki takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Makki speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Snoring, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. John R Haapaniemi, DO
Specializes in Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6071 W Outer Drive; Suite M444
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. John Haapaniemi's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine), sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Haapaniemi accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Haapaniemi is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Intensive Care, Snoring, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6071 W Outer Drive; Suite 437
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Piskorowski's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Piskorowski's clinical interests include sleep disorders, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC). He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Intensive Care, Snoring, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Elaine Harold, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6001 W Outer Drive; Suite 429
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Susan Harold practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Detroit, MI. Dr. Harold (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Greek, and French. Her areas of expertise include cancer screening, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Harold takes Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Men's Health Issues, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
15565 Northland Drive; Suite 108e
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Elder's clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Elder attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Elder is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Elder has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert D Ross, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2059 E 14 Mile Road
Birmingham, MI
 

Dr. Robert Ross' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ross include heart failure, congenital heart disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Ross is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Hurley Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Ross has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

Dr. Michael J Kraut, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
22255 Greenfield Road; Suite 300
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Kraut specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kraut is especially interested in lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and esophagus problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kraut is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ted H Schwartzenfeld, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 201
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld, who practices in Madison Heights, MI, Farmington, MI, and Warren, MI, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Schwartzenfeld takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Schwartzenfeld attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schwartzenfeld is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Liposuction, Asthma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Khater, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5555 Metropolitan Parkway; Suite 400
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mona Khater is a family medicine physician. These areas are among her clinical interests: gynecological problems, warts, and colon cancer. Dr. Khater is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. She graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Doctors' Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Khater (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and German.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Warts, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, Weight Loss, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. June Lee Chan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. June Chan is a specialist in radiation oncology. She has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Chan accepts Aetna EPO, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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Dr. Michael A Marshall, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
22250 Greenfield Road; Suite 301 A & B
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Marshall specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Southfield, MI. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marshall include diabetes, anemia, and sickle cell disease. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Cardwell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3272 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Robert Cardwell specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Cardwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Carotid Artery Surgery, Venous Disease, Lung Cancer

Dr. Tosan Andrew Fregene, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
20770 Greenfield
Oak Park, MI
 

Dr. Tosan Fregene is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Oak Park, MI, Harper Woods, MI, and Detroit, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fregene include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Fregene accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fregene trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. 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: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
22255 Greenfield Road; Suite #310
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Sudhir Walavalkar specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Southfield, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, electrocardiogram (EKG), and lung problems. Dr. Walavalkar honors AARP, Cofinity, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Mumbai for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Walavalkar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electrocardiogram, Lung Problems

Specializes in Family Medicine
22250 Providence Drive; 5th Floor.fl 5
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Braswell Deen practices family medicine in Southfield, MI. His clinical interests include diabetes, mole removal, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Deen attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Mole ... (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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