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We found 11 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Burr Ridge, IL.

Dr. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar is a pulmonologist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew D Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Twr Ii, Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Yu practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Downers Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Yu graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores' areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Flores is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Flores attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Flores is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. John D Porcelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Porcelli practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Porcelli's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porcelli accepts. Dr. Porcelli attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Intensive Care, Hay Fever, Emphysema

Dr. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Downers Grove, IL and Lisle, IL. Dr. Baugh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shruti Bhupendra Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Shruti Patel is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Emily R Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Emily Gilbert is an adult pulmonologist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, intensive care, and sarcoidosis. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema

Dr. Inderjit K Hansra Godfrey, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
700 East Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Inderjit Hansra-Godfrey works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Westmont, IL. Dr. Hansra-Godfrey attended medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hansra-Godfrey include emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vigneswaran accepts. He graduated from the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vigneswaran completed his residency training at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Moran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Moran's medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moran graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moran trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (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.