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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Lathrup Village, MI. Dr. Omar's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bronchoscopy, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Punjab Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Omar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi.

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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's specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Organek's areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and insomnia. His professional affiliations include Botsford Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. 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 honors.

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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 specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Farmington, MI and Bingham Farms, MI. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Before performing his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Rubin attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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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. Dr. Harold attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harold include cancer screening, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She honors Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Harold (or staff) speaks Romanian, Greek, and French. Dr. Harold is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Blum at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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. Dr. Blum 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 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. Anne Hughes White, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 500
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Anne White practices adult allergy & immunology in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Shelby Township, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. White's clinical interests include asthma and allergies. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Schwartzenfeld is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at 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)

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

Dr. Yeva Soskina's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soskina include disc problems, menopause, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. She is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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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 a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. She works in Bingham Farms, MI and Farmington, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barak-Norris include asthma, hives (uritcaria), and rhinitis. Dr. Barak-Norris honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. She is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. He is conversant in German. Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and general care. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Roth attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Roth takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Chan has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. John Providence Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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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 is an adolescent medicine specialist in Farmington, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Elyas is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Elyas graduated from Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Providence Hospital. Dr. Elyas (or staff) speaks 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)

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. Dr. Somand is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include diabetes, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Somand (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. He 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 is a pediatrician. Dr. Karmo's areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Karmo attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Karmo (or staff) speaks 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, anemia, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Marshall is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Marshall attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Marshall accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.