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We found 110 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Aetna HMO near Carol Stream, IL.

Dr. Kevin Lawrence Kovitz, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Kovitz practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. He has a special interest in lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Kovitz attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovitz accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Neurology, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Guy Dugan, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Dugan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dugan honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Allergies, Intensive Care

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Torero trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. Dr. Desai obtained his medical school training at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Benjamin Jason Seides, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Seides' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Seides is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Seides has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Seides attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Seides (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pantano's areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pantano honors. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Goyal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Shakir's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Shakir is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

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

Dr. Sara R Greenhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Greenhill obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Greenhill welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. McGee is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

Dr. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lam include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Lam graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Lam accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman is an adult pulmonologist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Village, IL. Dr. Otteman's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Otteman's office for an appointment. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia

Dr. Andrew Stephen Korcek, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Korcek specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Korcek honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Korcek (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Slovak. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Korcek's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller is a specialist in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Keller focuses on bronchoscopy. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Keller graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Keller trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Keller's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

Dr. Jaime Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Villanueva is a medical specialist in adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Villanueva completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In Dr. Villanueva's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Villanueva takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Villanueva is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Chung performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.