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We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Mentor, OH.

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

Dr. Gary Kaplan is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Willoughby, OH. Dr. Kaplan obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaplan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan takes. Dr. Kaplan has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

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

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

Dr. E. Bold specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bold's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and migraine. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bold's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Andrew Brobbey practices general internal medicine in Euclid, OH and Willoughby, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and pancreatitis. Dr. Brobbey is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brobbey is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Julie McClave is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. McClave's clinical interests encompass newborn care and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Newborn Care, Asthma

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

Dr. Harold Bowersox's medical specialty is family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bowersox's clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Joey Korah is a pediatrician in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. He trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Korah include newborn care, asthma, and sports health. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Korah takes. He is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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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.