We found 74 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 is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Goyal honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Goyal attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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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 is a pulmonologist. He studied medicine at King George Medical University. Dr. Khandelwal has a special interest in lung problems. He accepts the following insurance: MultiPlan, Medicare, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS). In addition to English, Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porcelli is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Porcelli attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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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 works as an adult pulmonologist in Maywood, IL. He has a special interest in acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Afshar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Afshar's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Dilling is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Dilling is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, mechanical ventilation, and interventional pulmonology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Laghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Kumar obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. She is an in-network provider for 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 professionally 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. Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Gates has a special interest in emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Dr. Gates takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Forsythe obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Brenda Louise Giles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1200 S. York Street; Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. B. Giles is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Giles trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency.

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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. He is especially interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Simpson 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. Sana Quddus, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sana Quddus is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Maywood, IL. Dr. Quddus studied medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Her residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Quddus honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Quddus (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. James Gagermeier is a pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Gagermeier is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He accepts 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 trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He speaks German.

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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. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Lombard, IL. Her clinical interests encompass sleep study, sleep apnea, and lung problems. She accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) 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's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tu is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with 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. HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tu takes.

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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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