We found 29 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Health Alliance Plan near Southfield, MI.

Dr. Tariq Omar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
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)

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
29275 W 10 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Harvey Organek specializes in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and insomnia. Dr. Organek's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Organek accepts. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Organek trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. He is affiliated with Botsford Hospital and 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, Sleep ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
31500 Telegraph Road; Suite 100
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. Steven Rubin is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Farmington, MI and Bingham Farms, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. Dr. Rubin takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, ... (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. George L Blum, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
31500 Telegraph Road; Suite 105
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. George Blum's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blum's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, acne, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blum studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Hungarian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Acne, Skin Issues, Spirometry, Newborn Care, General ... (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. Anne Hughes White, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 500
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Anne White's medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma and allergies. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. White accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. White trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for her residency. She has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Ted H Schwartzenfeld, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
28080 Grand River Avenue; Suite 205 West
Farmington Hills, 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, Nose Problems, Liposuction, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
29355 Northwestern Highway; Suite 120
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Yeva Soskina's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She speaks Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Soskina include disc problems, menopause, and depression. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Soskina trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Disc Problems, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Graves Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Nephrotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronda Lynn Barak Norris, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
31500 Telegraph Road; Suite 100
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. Ronda Barak-Norris is an adult allergist and immunologist. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma, hives (uritcaria), and rhinitis. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barak-Norris takes. Before completing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Barak-Norris attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Barak-Norris's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Hives, Rhinitis, Asthma

Dr. Herbert J Roth Sr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
31815 Southfield Road; Suite 14
Beverly Hills, MI
 

Dr. Herbert Roth practices general pediatrics in Beverly Hills, MI. Dr. Roth graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and general care. Dr. Roth honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, General Care, Asthma

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nahid Daved Elyas, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 170
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Nahid Elyas works as an adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Elyas's areas of expertise include diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After attending Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. Dr. Elyas (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Elyas is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael E Somand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 240
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michael Somand is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Somand's areas of expertise include diabetes, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Somand attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Somand (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Somand is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Ankle Brachial Index, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hearing Test, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nibras Ruphail Karmo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
26206 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 106
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Nibras Karmo specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Southfield, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karmo include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, acne, and asthma. Dr. Karmo takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Karmo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Allergies, Back Problems, Acne, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Marshall, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 301-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)

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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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