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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept CIGNA PPO near Southfield, MI.

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

Dr. Mahir Elder works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Elder trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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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. Hamid Sattar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
25130 Southfield Road; Suite 230 and 150
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Hamid Sattar is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sattar include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sattar accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Sattar attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Sattar's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary edema

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamam Mohamad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15565 Northland Drive; Suite 108e
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Tamam Mohamad's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohamad include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Mohamad is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mohamad has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Omar Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
21800 W 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Omar Ali is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and orthostatic hypotension. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Dr. Ali is a graduate of the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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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.