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We found 30 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 works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, bronchoscopy, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Punjab Medical College, Dr. Omar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Omar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. Dr. Omar's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Harvey Organek, who practices in Livonia, MI, Farmington, MI, and Novi, MI, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Organek graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and insomnia. Patient ratings for Dr. Organek average 3.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Organek takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Steven Rubin's specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Rubin's clinical interests: emphysema, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Rubin is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Anne Hughes White, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 500
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Anne White is an adult allergy & immunology specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Shelby Township, MI, and Southfield, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. White include asthma and allergies. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. White is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. White completed her residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She has received the distinction of 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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Schwartzenfeld performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Schwartzenfeld's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Susan Harold is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Detroit, MI. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Harold's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. She takes Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, Dr. Harold completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Harold (or staff) speaks Romanian, Greek, and French.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Bingham Farms, MI and Novi, MI. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. Dr. Blum accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blum graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Michael E Somand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 240
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michael Somand's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Somand include diabetes, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Somand is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He is an in-network provider for McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Somand performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Somand (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

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

Dr. Yeva Soskina's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Soskina's clinical interests include disc problems, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Soskina speaks Russian.

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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 specializes in adult allergy & immunology. 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 honors. Dr. Barak-Norris obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Her hospital/clinic 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 his practice, Dr. Roth focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth takes. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in German.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chan include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Chan is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. John Providence Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chan is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Rectal Problems, Lung Problems, Pancreas 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 specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Farmington, MI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Elyas honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital for residency. Dr. Elyas (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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

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

Dr. Sudhir Walavalkar works as an internist in Southfield, MI. He attended the University of Mumbai for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Walavalkar is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, electrocardiogram (EKG), and lung problems. He takes AARP, Cofinity, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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

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

Dr. Braswell Deen is a Southfield, MI physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deen include diabetes, mole removal, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Deen's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Deen 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.