We found 75 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Elmhurst, IL.

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

Dr. Amit Goyal works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Hines, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Winfield, IL. In Dr. Goyal's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Goyal trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer 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. Sharad Kant Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Sharad Khandelwal's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Khandelwal is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is a graduate of King George Medical University. Dr. Khandelwal accepts the following insurance: MultiPlan, Medicare, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS).

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. James Gagermeier is an adult pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gagermeier honors. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in German. Dr. Gagermeier is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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. 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, who practices in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Porcelli is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porcelli accepts. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Porcelli is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. Majid Afshar, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Majid Afshar is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Afshar attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His areas of expertise consist of acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Afshar accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Harford Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. 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. He is especially interested in lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Dr. Dilling is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dilling is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1400 Kensington Road
Oakbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rajive Tandon is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tandon include pulmonary hypertension. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital of Union County, Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, and Advocate Health Care. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tandon graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Dr. Tandon (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Sana Quddus is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Maywood, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quddus include lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Quddus is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Quddus is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Quddus completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Quddus (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Franco Laghi is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, mechanical ventilation, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Laghi is professionally affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laghi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Khalilah Gates specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Gates's areas of expertise consist of emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Gates's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. These areas are among Dr. Forsythe's clinical interests: intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sunita Kumar works as a pulmonologist in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Kumar's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. B. Giles' area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. She is especially interested in asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giles takes. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Giles completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario.

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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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. Dr. Simpson's areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His professional 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. Linda S Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2340 S Highland Avenue; #230
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Linda Chan specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include sleep study, sleep apnea, and lung problems. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Tu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr. Tu completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He takes HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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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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