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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Lake Geneva, WI.

Dr. Rajesh Balagani DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
67 Lake
Geneva, WI
(262) 245-7730; (262) 245-0535

Dr. Rajesh Balagani is a pulmonologist. His clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System. Dr. Balagani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Balagani attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Shahid Shekhani MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology (Blood Disorders)
Hwys. 50 and 67; N2950 State Road 67 Lake
Geneva, WI
(608) 756-6871; (262) 245-0535

Dr. Shahid Shekhani is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Janesville, WI and Geneva, WI. Dr. Shekhani attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Prince George's Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include hospice (end-of-life care), lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Hospice, Lung cancer, Colon cancer, Hematology, Breast cancer, Prostate cancer

Dr. Ronald Lee Boran Ragotzy MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
N2950 State Road 67
Lake Geneva, WI
(262) 245-0535

Dr. Ronald Ragotzy specializes in allergy & immunology. Patients gave Dr. Ragotzy an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ragotzy include nasal polyps, hives (uritcaria), and injections. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ragotzy graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy injections, Asthma, including high risk, Drug and food allergies, Hayfever, Hives, Insect ... (Read more)

Dr. Veena Vandana Gonuguntla MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
N2950 State Road 67
Lake Geneva, WI
(262) 245-0535

Dr. Veena Gonuguntla's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Gonuguntla (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonuguntla include obesity, premature babies, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gonuguntla is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System. Her residency was performed at Marshfield Clinic. Dr. Gonuguntla accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Bedwetting, Diet, Infectious diseases, Lead screening, Lung disease, ... (Read more)


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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.