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We found 31 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 sees patients in Lathrup Village, MI. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bronchoscopy, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Omar takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Omar attended Punjab Medical College for medical school. 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)

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

Dr. Harvey Organek sees patients in Livonia, MI, Farmington, MI, and Novi, MI. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and insomnia. The average patient rating for Dr. Organek is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Organek is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Steven Rubin is an adult pulmonology specialist in Farmington, MI and Bingham Farms, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to 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. 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 physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include cancer screening, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harold attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Harold (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, Greek, and French. Dr. Harold's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
15565 Northland Drive; Suite 108e
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Elder's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Elder completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. In her practice, Dr. White focuses on asthma and allergies. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. She accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. White has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. George L Blum, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
31500 Telegraph Road; Suite 105
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. George Blum works as a general pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Blum include newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Hungarian. Dr. Blum is 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, 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Somand include diabetes, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Somand (or staff) is conversant in 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. Ronda Lynn Barak Norris, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
31500 Telegraph Road; Suite 100
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. Ronda Barak-Norris' medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Barak-Norris's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, hives (uritcaria), and rhinitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Barak-Norris attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. 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

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

Dr. Yeva Soskina is a general internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, menopause, and depression. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Soskina takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training 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. June Lee Chan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. June Chan's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chan include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Chan 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. For her professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her professional affiliations include 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, Rectal Problems, Radiation Therapy, Lung 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' area of specialization is adolescent medicine. He attended Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elyas include diabetes, holistic medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Elyas (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally 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. Nibras Ruphail Karmo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
26206 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 106
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Nibras Karmo specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Karmo (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. Dr. Karmo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Karmo attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and general care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Roth graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Roth trained at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Roth is 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

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

Dr. Sudhir Walavalkar's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Walavalkar (or staff) speaks Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Walavalkar's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, electrocardiogram (EKG), and lung problems. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Walavalkar accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electrocardiogram, 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.