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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 is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Goyal is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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 physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Khandelwal is especially interested in lung problems. He honors MultiPlan, Medicare, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) insurance. He is a graduate of King George Medical University. 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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Porcelli accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Porcelli's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is 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

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

Dr. Majid Afshar is a pulmonologist. His areas of expertise consist of acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Afshar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Harford Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Afshar's residency was performed 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. James Patrick Gagermeier, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Gagermeier's specialty is adult pulmonology. He is conversant in German. Dr. Gagermeier has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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)

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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. He obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. His areas of expertise include pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Tandon accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Tandon (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Tandon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital of Union County, Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, and Advocate Health Care.

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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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. She is especially interested in lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Quddus honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Quddus trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Quddus (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dilling include lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Dilling is in-network 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, 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. 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 pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. Dr. Laghi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, mechanical ventilation, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Laghi's professional affiliations include Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Laghi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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 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 completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Her clinical interests include asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

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

Dr. Khalilah Gates is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gates include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gates's 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. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar works as a pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam.

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

Dr. Kevin Simpson is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Simpson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Simpson trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sean Forsythe's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Forsythe attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Respiratory Failure, Asthma

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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. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Tu honors HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Kaohsiung Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tu'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, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde is a pediatric pulmonologist in Evergreen Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hegde include cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hegde studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Hegde (or staff) is conversant in Kannada and Hindi.

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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.