We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Mequon, WI.

Dr. Louella B Amos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1655 W Mequon Road
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Louella Amos' area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Amos is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has an open panel. She attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Amos has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America; a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin Research Award recipient; and Milwaukee's Top-Rated Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Tracheostomy

Dr. Omprakash P Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
9252 N. Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI
 

Dr. Omprakash Ahuja is a geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Ahuja's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, interstitial lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr. Sean Patrick Ronayne, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9252 N Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI
 

Dr. Sean Ronayne's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Ronayne is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Ronayne include heart problems, depression, and acne. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ronayne is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes ... (Read more)

Dr. Shannon Sarah Muderlak, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
9252 N Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI
 

Dr. Shannon Muderlak's area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include depression, acne, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Dr. Muderlak is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muderlak's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee and Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Steven L Werlin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1655 W Mequon Road
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Steven Werlin practices pediatric gastroenterology in Milwaukee, WI, Mequon, WI, and New Berlin, WI. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Dr. Werlin attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has a special interest in pancreas problems, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Werlin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Werlin has received include Milwaukee Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in the Midwest. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Heidi T V Zafra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1655 W Mequon Road
Mequon, WI
 

Dr. Heidi Zafra is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Zafra graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zafra include hereditary angioedema, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zafra include: Best Doctors in America; Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs for Kids for Allergy; and 06/2006 Consumer's Research Council of America. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hereditary ... (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.