We found 73 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Elmhurst, IL.

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

Dr. Khalilah Gates works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gates takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gates welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gates attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Daniel Dilling specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Dilling's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dilling honors. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Dilling 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. Sharad Kant Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Sharad Khandelwal's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He graduated from King George Medical University. Dr. Khandelwal's residency was performed at VA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khandelwal include lung problems. Dr. Khandelwal is in-network for MultiPlan, Medicare, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Majid Afshar is an adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Afshar include acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Harford Memorial Hospital. Dr. Afshar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure

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

Dr. Sean Forsythe is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Forsythe is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Forsythe's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North.

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

Dr. James Gagermeier is an adult pulmonologist. He is especially interested in lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Gagermeier honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Gagermeier's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North.

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

Dr. Amit Goyal's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Goyal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Franco Laghi is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Laghi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Laghi is especially interested in sleep disorders, mechanical ventilation, and interventional pulmonology. His professional affiliations include Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. She 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: , 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. Shruti Bhupendra Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Shruti Patel's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include emphysema, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pleural Effusion, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rong Tu's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Lombard, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After attending Kaohsiung Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Tu focuses on sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He accepts HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tu is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Emily Gilbert is a pulmonologist. Dr. Gilbert has a special interest in emphysema, intensive care, and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending 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, pleural effusion (water on the lungs), lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Pleural Effusion, Intensive Care, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Simpson practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. In Dr. Simpson's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. 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 a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Porcelli's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Patient ratings for Dr. Porcelli average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

Dr. Bradford C Bemiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Bradford Bemiss practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Bemiss is especially interested in lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and VA St. Louis Health Care System. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

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

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1200 S. York Street; Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Hegde's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Hegde (or staff) is conversant in Kannada and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Aspiration, Lung Problems, Bronchoscopy, Infections, Asthma

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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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