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Dr. Marc James Dinga, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4212 State Route 306; #110
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marc Dinga is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Dinga's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Dinga takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Lisa Kuhen specializes in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and practices in Willoughby, OH. Ms. Kuhen's clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and hospital care. She accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She 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' medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Akhrass attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Clinical interests 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 takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Akhrass is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turc-Convery is a graduate of Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. For Dr. Turc-Convery's professional training, Dr. Turc-Convery completed a residency program at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health.

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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)

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

Dr. Julie McClave's specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests encompass newborn care and asthma. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McClave accepts. Dr. McClave attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. Dr. Brobbey takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School.

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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 practices general pediatrics in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Dr. Malik's areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Malik attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36855 Ridge Road
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Harrhajan Parmar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parmar include sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and sexual health issues. Dr. Parmar is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Before performing his residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Parmar attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Neck Pain, Sexual Health Issues, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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. He attended medical school at the University of Texas. Dr. Korah trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests encompass newborn care, asthma, and sports health. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Korah accepts. 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.
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