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We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Neenah, WI.

Dr. Juan Pablo Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
130 Second Street
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Juan Ruiz is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruiz include asthma. Dr. Ruiz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. Before performing his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Ruiz attended El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruiz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

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

Dr. Maria Teresa Aristigueta, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 480
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Maria Aristigueta is an adult pulmonologist in Neenah, WI, Shawano, WI, and Appleton, WI. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Aristigueta honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Aristigueta speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell A Novak, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 480
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Russell Novak is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Waupaca, WI, Appleton, WI, and Neenah, WI. Patient ratings for Dr. Novak average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include intensive care, bronchoscopy, and pulmonary embolism. Dr. Novak honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Novak is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurin A Bellg, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pulmonology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 480
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Laurin Bellg is a medical specialist in adult critical care and pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Her clinical interests include intensive care, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Bellg takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Bellg speaks German. She is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea

Dr. Michael F Maguire, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 480
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Michael Maguire sees patients in Neenah, WI, Shawano, WI, and Appleton, WI. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Maguire attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Maguire is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maguire takes. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Nonn, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 480
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Robert Nonn is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Nonn attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nonn include lung cancer, intensive care, and bronchoscopy. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonya Rae Mariano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3916 N Intertech Court
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Sonya Eiben's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Eiben a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menopause, menstrual disorders, and migraine. She is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Eiben attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bethany A Auble, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
130 Second Street
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Bethany Auble's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Auble is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is accepting new patients. She attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Bone Marrow ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Keith Duncan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite# 240
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. T. Duncan works as a general internist in Appleton, WI and Neenah, WI. Dr. Duncan's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He is conversant in German. Dr. Duncan is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, ... (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.