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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
 

Dr. Rajesh Balagani's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, bronchitis, and sleep apnea. Dr. Balagani is affiliated with Mercy Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Balagani accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Hwys. 50 and 67; N2950 State Road 67 Lake
Geneva, WI
 

Dr. Shahid Shekhani practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in Janesville, WI and Geneva, WI. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shekhani trained at Prince George's Hospital Center. Dr. Shekhani's areas of expertise include hospice (end-of-life care), lung cancer, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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. He has a special interest in nasal polyps, hives (uritcaria), and injections. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ragotzy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ragotzy attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Lake Geneva, WI. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, premature babies, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gonuguntla honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She trained at Marshfield Clinic for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gonuguntla (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She is professionally 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.