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We found 6 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Health Alliance HMO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He attended Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai is accepting 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pantano is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Pantano completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Diamond include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diamond takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Goyal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He has an open panel.

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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 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 subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Shakir accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He welcomes 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Greenhill's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenhill's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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.