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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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elder include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Elder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

Dr. Hamid Sattar is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sattar include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sattar obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sattar (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Mohamad's areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Dr. Mohamad has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Brownstown, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and orthostatic hypotension. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali graduated from the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ali trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ali 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: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (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.