We found 74 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Elmhurst, IL.

Dr. Majid Afshar, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Majid Afshar's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Afshar include acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Afshar's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Harford Memorial Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afshar accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure

Dr. Daniel F Dilling, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Dilling, who practices in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Dr. Dilling is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Maywood, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Goyal's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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. Franco Laghi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Franco Laghi works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, mechanical ventilation, and interventional pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laghi honors. Dr. Laghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Surgery, Emphysema

Dr. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar sees patients in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Her medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates sees patients in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gates attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gates include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Obstructive Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean M Forsythe, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sean Forsythe is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Forsythe's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Forsythe is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Respiratory Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharad Kant Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Sharad Khandelwal practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Khandelwal has a special interest in lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Khandelwal is a graduate of King George Medical University. He takes MultiPlan, Medicare, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Brenda Louise Giles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1200 S. York Street; Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. B. Giles works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She is especially interested in asthma and chronic respiratory failure. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Giles's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

Dr. Kevin P Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Simpson is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. Dr. Simpson's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Simpson attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Gagermeier, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Gagermeier is an adult pulmonology specialist in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He is conversant in German. His clinical interests include lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Gagermeier is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gagermeier accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Scleroderma, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shruti Bhupendra Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Shruti Patel is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Linda S Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2340 S Highland Avenue; #230
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Linda Chan, who practices in Lombard, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Chan's practice, she is particularly interested in sleep study, sleep apnea, and lung problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chan trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, Sleep Problems

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2340 S Highland Avenue; #230
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Rong-Shang Tu is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Tu focuses on sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He honors HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kaohsiung Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Tu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Dr. Emily R Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Emily Gilbert's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of emphysema, intensive care, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Gilbert is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema

Dr. John D Porcelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 110
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. John Porcelli is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porcelli takes. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Porcelli is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Porcelli's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Intensive Care, Hay Fever, Emphysema

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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.
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