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We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Anthem PPO near Willoughby, OH.

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. Dr. Kaplan studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaplan include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Patients gave Dr. Kaplan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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

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Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite C6
Willoughby, OH
 

Ms. Lisa Kuhen is a pulmonologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: asthma, sleep apnea, and hospital care. Ms. Kuhen 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. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Turc-Convery graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Turc-Convery's training includes a residency program at Huron Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Female Incontinence, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. E. Bold's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bold has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bold include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Bold accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Julie McClave practices general pediatrics in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. These areas are among her clinical interests: newborn care and asthma. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McClave accepts. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. McClave's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Euclid, OH and Willoughby, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brobbey honors. He studied medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36855 Ridge Road
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Harrhajan Parmar's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parmar include sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and sexual health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. He obtained his medical school training at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and performed his residency at Huron Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Joey Matthew Korah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Joey Korah practices general pediatrics. Dr. Korah is a graduate of the University of Texas and a graduate of UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Korah include newborn care, asthma, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Korah average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Korah is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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.