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

Dr. Juan Flores practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Flores honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flores's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Matthew Baugh is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Baugh include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Baugh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (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, who practices in Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Yu's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Yu's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porcelli is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Porcelli is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemivant include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Sunita Kumar's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam.

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

Dr. Shruti Patel specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel has indicated that her clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors.

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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 works as a pulmonologist. She has a special interest in emphysema, intensive care, and sarcoidosis. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gilbert completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She 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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma. Dr. Hansra-Godfrey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She studied medicine at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Vigneswaran accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vigneswaran completed residency programs at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr. Vigneswaran has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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 specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Moran's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Moran honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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.