We found 8 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Anthem PPO near Willoughby, 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; Suite C6
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. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery practices general internal medicine in Willoughby, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Turc-Convery include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Turc-Convery's medical residency was performed at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

All Interests: Depression, Female Incontinence, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Neck Pain, ... (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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36855 Ridge Road
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Harrhajan Parmar's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Parmar's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and sexual health issues. He is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health. He honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parmar's education and training includes medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and residency at Huron Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Neck Pain, Sexual Health Issues, Hypertension, ... (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. Julie Lynne McClave, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, 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. Joey Matthew Korah, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, 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

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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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