We found 27 providers with an interest in lung problems near Strongsville, OH.

Dr. Vidya Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
 

Dr. Vidya Krishnan is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Krishnan's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, general care, and lung problems. Dr. Krishnan is professionally affiliated with MetroHealth. Dr. Krishnan accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing Dr. Krishnan's residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Krishnan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Krishnan is conversant in Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, General Care

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 10
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Robert Castele's specialty is adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castele include emphysema, lung cancer, and bronchitis. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castele takes. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Castele is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, bronchitis, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Cough, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code Rmp Crown Ctr2
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Khabbaza is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Khabbaza's areas of expertise include endotracheal intubation, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Khabbaza a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Endotracheal Intubation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Mechanical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 20
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. John Bartholomew's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Bartholomew attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maryland General Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bartholomew include thoracic outlet syndrome, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Regional Top Doctor, Castle Connolly; Cleveland's Best Doctors; and Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic Department of Vascular Medicine. Dr. Bartholomew (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Cellulitis, Sclerotherapy, Edema, Erythema Ab Igne, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code M41
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Zahka is a pediatric cardiologist in Cleveland, OH, Avon, OH, and Strongsville, OH. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zahka at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zahka takes. Dr. Zahka obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Orthostatic Hypotension, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Syncope, Fetal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code A90
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Ahila Subramanian is an allergy & immunology specialist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Dr. Subramanian has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include allergy skin testing, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and clinical trials. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Subramanian trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Subramanian speaks Tamil. Dr. Subramanian is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Cleveland VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Blood Tests, Allergies, Hives, Tests, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 40
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Irene Dejak works as a general internist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Dr. Dejak's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before completing her residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Dejak attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Elizabeth Salay's specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Salay is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salay accepts. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Salay is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 40
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Sandra Hong is an allergist/immunologist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Dr. Hong has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergy skin testing, and drug allergy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Hong trained at Summa Health System. She has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha FAAAAI FACAAI. Dr. Hong is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Blood Tests, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code Stll
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Fadi Khoury practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Khoury highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoury include labor and delivery (childbirth), high risk pregnancy, and multiple pregnancy (e.g. twins). He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the distinction of Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Multiple Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Peter Vanheyst practices general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vanheyst include warts, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and adjustment disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Healthfirst. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Vanheyst is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Warts, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Nasal Congestion, Sore Throat, Strep Throat, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code Stll
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Vassil is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Vassil's residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, breast cancer, and radiation therapy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vassil accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 40
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. John Jewell specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Jewell is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Jewell is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
16761 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Heidi Senokozlieff works as a pediatrician. She attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Her clinical interests include warts, achalasia, and adolescent issues. Patients gave Dr. Senokozlieff an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Senokozlieff is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Warts, Achalasia, Adolescent Issues, Nosebleeds, Headache, Eczema, Knee Pain, Sore Throat, Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Genevive Falconi is a general pediatrician in Cleveland, OH and Brunswick, OH. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, achalasia, and adolescent issues. Patients gave Dr. Falconi an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Falconi attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. She has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America in Pediatrics and Cleveland magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Falconi speaks Filipino. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Warts, Achalasia, Adolescent Issues, Nosebleeds, Headache, Eczema, Knee Pain, Sore Throat, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Wellington Towe, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6681 Ridge Road; Medical Arts Center 1, Suite 410
Parma, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Towe is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Cleveland, OH and Parma, OH. He is professionally affiliated with UH Parma Medical Center. Dr. Towe is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Lung Problems, Airway Stent ... (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.
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