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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.

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

Dr. Neil Freedman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Bannockburn, IL, Gurnee, IL, and Evanston, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Freedman studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The average patient rating for Dr. Freedman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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. Semil Mehta's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Mehta's clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. 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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Field takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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 Zincof is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yavitz Zincof's training includes a residency program at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Dr. Yavitz Zincof is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Michael Gary Ankin, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
660 N Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ankin is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Ankin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ankin include emphysema, asthma, and smoking cessation. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ankin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has a closed panel. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency.

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

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

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

Dr. Malcolm Decamp's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Decamp is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Decamp's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting 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.