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

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

Dr. Marc Dinga is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dinga include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Dinga is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dinga is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dinga obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint 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)

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

Ms. Lisa Kuhen works as a general internist in Willoughby, OH. Ms. Kuhen's areas of expertise consist of asthma, sleep apnea, and hospital care. She accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Akhrass speaks Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Akhrass focuses on pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Akhrass takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and then Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and pancreatitis. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Julie McClave's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. McClave include newborn care and asthma. She is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. McClave studied medicine 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. 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. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Malik include newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She is affiliated with Lake Health. Dr. Malik takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Malik completed a residency program 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. He is especially interested in newborn care, asthma, and sports health. Dr. Korah is professionally affiliated with Lake Health. For his professional training, Dr. Korah completed a residency program at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Korah average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.