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

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

Dr. Sunita Kumar is an adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kumar's education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in 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. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flores include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Flores is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Downers Grove, IL and Lisle, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Baugh attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Baugh accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Yu attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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. 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 medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated Dr. Porcelli highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Porcelli graduated from Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Porcelli completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemivant is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Nemivant completed a residency program 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, 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. In her practice, Dr. Patel focuses on emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally 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, 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's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilbert include emphysema, intensive care, and sarcoidosis. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Gilbert studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for her residency. She is an in-network provider 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, 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, who practices in Westmont, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She graduated from Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hansra-Godfrey honors. Her professional 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, who practices in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Vigneswaran performed his residency at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vigneswaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include 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 is a family medicine practitioner in La Grange, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Moran include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moran attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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.