We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept First Health near Willoughby, OH.

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Dr. Timothy Felix Kowalski, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4212 State Route 306; Suite 110
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Kowalski practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Willoughby, OH. Dr. Kowalski's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kowalski is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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; Suite C6
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. Rami Akhrass, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 280; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Rami Akhrass is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. He is conversant in Arabic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Akhrass include pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Akhrass attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Maze Procedure, Heart Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Pacemaker Implantation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery sees patients in Willoughby, OH. Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turc-Convery include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Before completing Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Turc-Convery attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Turc-Convery accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 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)

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. 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)

Dr. Simee I Malik, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Simee Malik is a pediatrician in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Her areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Malik is affiliated with Lake Health. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of MetroHealth Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Malik's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Preventive Care

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 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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