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

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

Dr. Timothy Kowalski's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Willoughby, OH. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kowalski trained at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kowalski's areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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 works as an adult pulmonologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Lake Health. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. 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). Clinical interests for Ms. Kuhen include asthma, sleep apnea, and hospital care. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Kuhen is professionally 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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akhrass include pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Akhrass accepts. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Akhrass's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Willoughby, OH. Dr. Turc-Convery's areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara for medical school, Dr. Turc-Convery completed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency training 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Bold is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Bold attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bold is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 works as a pediatrician in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. She studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McClave include newborn care and asthma. She honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Brobbey studied medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Simee Malik's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Lake Health. Dr. Malik accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Korah's clinical interests include newborn care, asthma, and sports health. He is affiliated with Lake Health. Dr. Korah honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas for medical school and subsequently trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for residency.

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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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