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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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Goyal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Gagermeier is conversant in German. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gagermeier attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 a pulmonologist in Berwyn, IL and Hines, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Khandelwal's clinical interests include lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Khandelwal attended medical school at King George Medical University. He accepts MultiPlan, Medicare, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) insurance.

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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 a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. Dr. Dilling's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Dilling attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. 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. 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 specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porcelli is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Porcelli is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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, who practices in Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Afshar include acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Afshar's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Harford Memorial Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure

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

Dr. Sana Quddus sees patients in Maywood, IL. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of clinical interest 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 obtained her medical school training at Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Quddus (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Quddus 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. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is an in-network provider for 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. He has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Simpson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His hospital/clinic 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. Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gates completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has indicated that her clinical interests include emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gates welcomes 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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Forsythe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forsythe 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

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

Dr. Franco Laghi is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Laghi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Laghi's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, mechanical ventilation, and interventional pulmonology. He is affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laghi accepts.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Giles graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. For her professional training, Dr. Giles completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giles accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

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

Dr. Shruti Patel specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel has indicated that her clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Hegde has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), bronchoscopy, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Hegde (or staff) speaks the following 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 works as a pulmonologist. She has a special interest in emphysema, intensive care, and sarcoidosis. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gilbert completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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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

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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.