We found 6 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Health Alliance HMO 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 is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and therapeutic bronchoscopy. Dr. Desai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. Dr. Desai completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Pantano is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pantano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pantano completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Patients gave Dr. Diamond an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Diamond trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Diamond is open to new patients.

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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. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Goyal's areas of expertise include lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Greenhill performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Greenhill speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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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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