We found 9 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept TRICARE near Lake Forest, IL.

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Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other
917 Sherwood Drive; 1st Floor
Lake Bluff, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas' specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He practices in Naperville, IL, Glenview, IL, and Barrington, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Boas is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Boas attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Frank S Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Becker's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Becker include lung cancer and bronchoscopy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Becker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Becker has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer

Dr. Sean B Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sean Smith is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Grayslake, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include lung cancer, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Endobronchial Ultrasound

Dr. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Provias include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Provias accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. 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 the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freilich attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman is a radiation oncologist. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Coleman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp practices thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Decamp attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Decamp is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven R Schubert, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
850 N Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 210
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Steven Schubert specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schubert include heart problems, asthma, and preventive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Northshore University Health System. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schubert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Skin Issues, 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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