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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Bannockburn, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Freedman's clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Freedman 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

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

Dr. Michael Ankin is a Lake Forest, IL physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ankin's clinical interests include emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ankin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Ankin is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

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

Dr. Semil Mehta specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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

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

Dr. Scott Field is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Field completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Field include lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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 Zincof specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Yavitz Zincof is especially interested in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Yavitz Zincof completed a residency program at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a chest surgeon. Dr. Decamp is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decamp takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Decamp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Decamp's office for an appointment.

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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.