We found 8 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Beech Street PPO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Dr. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desai's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. Dr. Pantano is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Edward J Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Edward Diamond is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Diamond attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Diamond's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Diamond's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Diamond's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Exercise Induced Asthma, Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakir include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Shakir has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Greenhill trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Ste 510; Elk Grove
Village, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Otteman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has a special interest in lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Otteman graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kohli attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kohli include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Blood Pressure ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael R Peplow, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 605, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Michael Peplow's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Peplow studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Peplow's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (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.
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