We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Mequon, WI.

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Ms Louella B Amos MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1655 W Mequon Road
Mequon, WI

Dr. Louella Amos is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Amos studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her residency, Dr. Amos trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her areas of expertise include asthma. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amos's distinctions include: Best Doctors in America; a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin Research Award recipient; and Milwaukee's Top-Rated Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Asthma

Dr Omprakash Ahuja MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
9252 N. Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI

Dr. Omprakash Ahuja sees patients in Brown Deer, WI and Milwaukee, WI. His medical specialties are geriatrics (elderly care) and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Chronic Cough, Asthma

Dr Heidi Zafra MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1655 W Mequon Road
Mequon, WI

Dr. Heidi Zafra works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zafra include anaphylaxis, hereditary angioedema, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zafra accepts. Dr. Zafra attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Zafra's distinctions include: Best Doctors in America; Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs for Kids for Allergy; and 06/2006 Consumer's Research Council of America. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Insect Sting Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Sin ... (Read more)

Dr Shannon Sarah Muderlak MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
9252 N. Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI

Dr. Shannon Muderlak is a Brown Deer, WI physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muderlak include depression, acne, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muderlak takes. Dr. Muderlak attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center and Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Muderlak is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Incontinence, Allergies, Hypertension, Acne, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr Steven L Werlin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1655 W Mequon Road
Mequon, WI

Dr. Steven Werlin is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Werlin include pancreas problems, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Werlin graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Werlin's distinctions include: Milwaukee Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in the Midwest. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Sean Patrick Ronayne MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.82 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
9252 N. Green Bay Road
Brown Deer, WI

Dr. Sean Ronayne's specialty is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Ronayne highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ronayne include heart problems, depression, and acne. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ronayne welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee.

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Relevant 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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