We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Mentor, OH.

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Dr. Gary Brian Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite C6
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Gary Kaplan is an adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Kaplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kaplan's medical residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Asthma

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue C19
Willoughby, OH
 

Ms. Lisa Kuhen practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Ms. Kuhen is especially interested in asthma, hospital care, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). She is professionally affiliated with Lake Health. She takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Kwabena Brobbey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B16
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Brobbey's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brobbey include male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Brobbey completed a residency program at Huron Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brobbey takes.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Bold include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Bold's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bold is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Jonathan Bowersox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 360
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Harold Bowersox's specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. He practices in Mentor, OH. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. Dr. Bowersox's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowersox accepts. Dr. Bowersox graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Down Syndrome, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Lynne McClave, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 101
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Julie McClave's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: newborn care and asthma. Dr. McClave accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McClave is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Louis J Novak, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 3
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Louis Novak is a radiation oncology specialist in Parma, OH, Mentor, OH, and Cleveland, OH. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Novak's clinical interests include prostate problems, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Novak takes Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include Firelands Regional Medical Center, Lake Health, and UH Parma Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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Dr. Daniel Ryan Silbiger, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 3
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Silbiger is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Mentor, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Silbiger include lung cancer and breast cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Silbiger's education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Silbiger's professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) (Northeast Ohio) and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Joey Matthew Korah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 101
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Joey Korah's area of specialization is general pediatrics. After attending the University of Texas for medical school, Dr. Korah completed his residency training at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: newborn care, asthma, and sports health. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Newborn Care, Asthma

Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
38429 Lake Shore Boulevard; Suite 103
Willoughby, OH
 

Ms. Iryna Cribley specializes in family medicine and general internal medicine. Ms. Cribley's clinical interests include celiac disease, atrial fibrillation, and headache. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Eczema, Chronic Obstructive ... (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.
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