We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept First Health 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. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes residency programs at MetroHealth Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kaplan has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

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

Dr. Timothy F Kowalski, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4212 State Route 306; Suite 110
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Kowalski's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Willoughby, OH. His clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Kowalski performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kowalski is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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

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

Specializes in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite C6
Willoughby, OH
 

Ms. Lisa Kuhen's specialty is pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). Areas of expertise for Ms. Kuhen include asthma, hospital care, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). She accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Kuhen is affiliated with Lake Health.

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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. Rami Akhrass, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 280; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Rami Akhrass is a cardiothoracic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Akhrass's areas of expertise include the following: pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Akhrass has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with West Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Maze Procedure, Heart Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Pacemaker Implantation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Turc-Convery include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Turc-Convery attended Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara for medical school. Dr. Turc-Convery is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Brobbey is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School and a graduate of Huron Hospital's residency program. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Bold's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Bold accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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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 is a general pediatrician. Dr. McClave's areas of expertise include the following: newborn care and asthma. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She 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 practices general pediatrics. He is especially interested in newborn care, asthma, and sports health. Dr. Korah is affiliated with Lake Health. After attending the University of Texas for medical school, he completed his residency training at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Korah an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sports Health, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Simee I Malik, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Simee Malik specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Dr. Malik has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of newborn care, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Malik performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. She is affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, 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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