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We found 3 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Minneapolis, MN.

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Dr. Susan Lynne Burton MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
516 Delaware Street SE, Phillips - Wangensteen Building; Third Floor, Clinic 3A
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 625-7140; (763) 287-5000

Dr. Susan Burton's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Burton include intensive care. Dr. Burton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Northland Medical Center, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, and Fairview Southdale Hospital. She graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then she performed her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Care (Pulmonology), Critical Care

Mustafa Atiq Arain MD, MB ChB, MBChB
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
516 Delaware Street SE, Phillips - Wangensteen Building; Clinic 1E
Minneapolis, MN
(651) 254-8600; (612) 625-5155

Dr. Mustafa Arain works as a gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Arain's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Regions Hospital, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London and performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and St. Thomas' Hospital, London. He has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition.

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Dr. Thenappan Thenappan MD, MBBS
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
516 Delaware Street Southeast, Fourth Floor; Clinic 4B
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 672-6000; (612) 365-5000

Dr. Thenappan Thenappan is an adult cardiology specialist in Minneapolis, MN and Edina, MN. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD), and right-sided heart failure. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thenappan graduated from Madurai Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Madras Medical College. Dr. Thenappan has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) - East Bank.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, 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.