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We found 6 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Bannockburn, IL.

Dr. Neil Stuart Freedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 110
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Neil Freedman, who practices in Bannockburn, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Freedman's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Freedman is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Michael Gary Ankin, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
660 N Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ankin is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ankin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Ankin include asthma, smoking cessation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ankin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 110
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Semil Mehta works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Mehta's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 110
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Scott Field specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. Dr. Field graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is especially interested in lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Field is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Cancer, Asthma

Dr. Ilan Gabriel Yavitz Zincof, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Ilan Yavitz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Yavitz is especially interested in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Yavitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Yavitz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
660 N. Westmoreland Road; #300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Decamp's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Decamp is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.