We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Mentor, OH.

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Dr. Gary Brian Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite C6
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Gary Kaplan is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Patients gave Dr. Kaplan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Lake Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Kaplan completed residency programs at MetroHealth Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Kaplan has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Asthma

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue C19
Willoughby, OH
 

Ms. Lisa Kuhen's area of specialization is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Ms. Kuhen's areas of expertise consist of asthma, sleep apnea, and hospital care. She accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is affiliated with Lake Health.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hospital Care, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Bold's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Bold's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Sinus Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis J Novak, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 3
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Louis Novak is a radiation oncologist. His clinical interests include prostate problems, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center, Lake Health, and UH Parma Medical Center. Dr. Novak graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Novak takes.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Clinical Trials, Breast Issues, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 101
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Julie McClave practices general pediatrics in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. McClave include newborn care and asthma. She takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Andrew Kwabena Brobbey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B14
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Brobbey's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Brobbey's areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 360
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Harold Bowersox is a Mentor, OH physician who specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowersox include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bowersox graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Down Syndrome, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Ryan Silbiger, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 3
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Silbiger works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Mentor, OH. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and breast cancer. Dr. Silbiger honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Silbiger's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Joey Matthew Korah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 101
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Joey Korah practices general pediatrics in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Dr. Korah's areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, asthma, and sports health. He is affiliated with Lake Health. After attending the University of Texas for medical school, he completed his residency training at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Dr. Korah has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Newborn Care, Asthma

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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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