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

Dr. Rajesh Balagani's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Balagani trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His areas of expertise include emphysema, bronchitis, and sleep apnea. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balagani is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Shekhani, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Hwys. 50 and 67; N2950 State Road 67 Lake
Geneva, WI

Dr. Shahid Shekhani's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Janesville, WI and Geneva, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: hospice (end-of-life care), lung cancer, and colon cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shekhani takes. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Shekhani completed a residency program at Prince George's Hospital Center. Dr. Shekhani is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Lung Cancer, Hospice, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Ronald Lee Boran Ragotzy, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
N2950 State Road 67
Lake Geneva, WI

Dr. Ronald Ragotzy's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Ragotzy graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of nasal polyps, hives (uritcaria), and injections. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunotherapy, Allergies, Hives, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, Injections, Asthma

Dr. Veena Vandana Gonuguntla, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
N2950 State Road 67
Lake Geneva, WI

Dr. Veena Gonuguntla is a general pediatrician. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, premature babies, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gonuguntla's residency was performed at Marshfield Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Gonuguntla (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sports Physicals, Obesity, Allergies, Premature Babies, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (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.
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