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We found 17 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, 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. Jaime Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Villanueva, who practices in Winfield, IL and Lisle, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. Dr. Villanueva is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in emphysema, intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Villanueva studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Asthma, Intensive Care, 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 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 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 202
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. Imtiaz Arain, MD
Specializes in Pulmonology, Other
2500 S Highland Avenue; Suite 325
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Imtiaz Arain practices pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease). He is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Dr. Arain is especially interested in emphysema, asthma, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arain takes. In addition to English, Dr. Arain (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, 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. Jonathan Charles Delew, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Delew works as a general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Delew is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Delew attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. John Stephen Baird, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. John Baird's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baird is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Baird takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heartburn, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean M Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1019 School Street
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Sean Cahill's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Naperville, IL and Lisle, IL. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Cahill is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Cahill honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Jeffrey D Tomaszewski, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tomaszewski specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Tomaszewski's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomaszewski include substance abuse, emphysema, and heart problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tomaszewski honors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Asthma, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems, ... (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.