We found 7 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Elgin, IL.

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Dr. Virginia P Luces, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2050 Larkin Avenue; Suite 101
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Virginia Luces practices general pediatrics in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. Dr. Luces (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Her clinical interests include nutrition counseling. Her professional affiliations include Mercy Health System and St. Alexius Medical Center. She is a graduate of Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. For her professional training, Dr. Luces completed a residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Education, Nutrition Counseling, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Alan James Brongiel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
403 West Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Alan Brongiel's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Brongiel obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Kirit Krishnalal Patari, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
77 E Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Kirit Patari's specialties are family medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Streamwood, IL. Dr. Patari (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include electrocardiogram (EKG), lung problems, and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Patari highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Blood Draw, Dental Procedures, Electrocardiogram, Allergies

Dr. Noga Askenazi, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2445 Westfield Drive; Suite 501
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Noga Askenazi's specialty is allergy & immunology. The average patient rating for Dr. Askenazi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass pulmonary function test (PFT) and skin testing. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Askenazi (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. Dr. Askenazi is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Skin Testing, Mouth Problems, Asthma, Allergies, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. David M Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
257 South Main Street
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. David Schwartz is an adolescent medicine specialist. He has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), asthma, and vaccines. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Vaccines, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Geeti Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Homeopathy, Neonatology
901 Center Street; Suite 209
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Geeti Ghosh practices homeopathy and neonatology. Dr. Ghosh's residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghosh include brain hemorrhage, behavioral disorders, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghosh takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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All Interests: Blood Tests, Allergies, Hearing Screening, Acid Reflux, Behavioral Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarada Alla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3003 Wakefield Drive
Carpentersville, IL
 

Dr. Sarada Alla works as a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among Dr. Alla's clinical interests: gynecological problems, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Alla attended Guntur Medical College for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Pap Test, Gynecological Problems, Blood Draw, Asthma

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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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