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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 clinical interest consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Goyal honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Goyal attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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

Dr. James Gagermeier's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Gagermeier accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks German. Dr. Gagermeier is professionally 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. Sharad Kant Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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

Dr. Daniel Dilling works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Dilling completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dilling's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Khalilah Gates, who practices in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pulmonology (lung & respiratory disease) and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Gates's clinical interests 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gates welcomes new patients. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

Dr. Sana Quddus is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Maywood, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Quddus is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. She trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Quddus (or staff) speaks 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. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar is an adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. She is affiliated with 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. Dr. Kumar's education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in 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's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at 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. Dr. Simpson's clinical interests include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Simpson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Sean M Forsythe, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sean Forsythe sees patients in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Forsythe attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Forsythe takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Franco Laghi specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Laghi's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, mechanical ventilation, and interventional pulmonology. His professional affiliations include Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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 obtained her medical school training 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 performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. In her practice, Dr. Giles focuses on asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles takes 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. 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's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated Dr. Porcelli highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Porcelli graduated from Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Porcelli completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

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

Dr. Shruti Patel's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. In her practice, Dr. Patel focuses on emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Satyanarayan Hegde, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1200 S. York Street; Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde is a pediatric pulmonologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hegde obtained his medical school training at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Hegde (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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

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

Dr. Emily Gilbert's specialty is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilbert include emphysema, intensive care, and sarcoidosis. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Gilbert studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for her residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Linda Chan's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In Dr. Chan's practice, she is particularly interested in sleep study, sleep apnea, and lung problems. Dr. Chan is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with 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

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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.