We found 40 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Oak Park, IL.

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Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. McColley completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Her clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in French. Dr. McColley's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Gates's clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gates welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Obstructive Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goyal include lung cancer, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. Dr. Goyal is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrienne Prestridge Savant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Savant's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Savant include cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savant honors. She is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Savant is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. These areas are among her clinical interests: homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Chung's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Complementary Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil Kachru, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5600 W Addison Street; Suite 306
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anil Kachru is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include lung problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kachru honors. He attended Armed Forces Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Kachru is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner works as a pediatric cardiologist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart murmur, heart problems, and chest pain. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gotteiner attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gotteiner's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, Heart Murmur

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, 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. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohail accepts. Dr. Rohail studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lori J Weiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
6840 Windsor Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Lori Weiss is an adolescent medicine specialist. She is especially interested in contraception (birth control), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Weiss takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for her residency. Dr. Weiss speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Allergies, Contraception, Weight Management, Sexuality, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Marie K Philobos, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1225 West Lake Street
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Marie Philobos' specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among Dr. Philobos's clinical interests: diabetes, premature babies, and nutrition counseling. The average patient rating for Dr. Philobos is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philobos takes. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Philobos is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Behavior Problems, Ear Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Premature Babies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lyle L Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1776 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lyle Berkowitz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Berkowitz include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Berkowitz is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Berkowitz's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Diane Nichols, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1044 N Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Novales' specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Novales is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Children's Medical Center Dallas. She speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Novales's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Covenant Hospital and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Asthma

Dr. Erin Michelle Taback, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1107 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Erin Taback sees patients in Oak Park, IL. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Taback's areas of clinical interest consist of newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Taback attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Taback is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma, Counseling Services

Dr. Walter Daniel Perez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2859 S Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Walter Perez practices general pediatrics. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perez's areas of expertise include obesity and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Perez attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Obesity, Asthma

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
965 West Lake Street
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Anne Szpindor's specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. She is conversant in Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Szpindor include asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Szpindor graduated from Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and then she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: 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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