We found 131 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept PHCS PPO near Glen Ellyn, IL.

Dr. Guy Michael Dugan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Neurology, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Guy Dugan's areas of specialization are adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. In his practice, Dr. Dugan focuses on intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dugan takes. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Dugan performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Dugan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Allergies, Intensive Care

Dr. Kevin Lawrence Kovitz, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Kovitz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Kovitz's clinical interests encompass lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care specialist. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Benjamin Jason Seides, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Seides' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Seides attended Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Seides (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Seides's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care

Dr. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Desai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung problems

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. John E Pantano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pantano is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pantano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Goyal, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal, who practices in Hines, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goyal include lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Goyal is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He welcomes 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. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shakir attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shakir is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Sara R Greenhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Greenhill is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Greenhill attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Greenhill accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He is especially interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. McGee is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McGee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. McGee attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

Dr. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Lam's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman is an adult pulmonologist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Village, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Otteman's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Otteman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia

Dr. Andrew Stephen Korcek, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Korcek practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Korcek performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Korcek (or staff) speaks German and Slovak. Dr. Korcek is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
25 North Winfield Road; Suite 204
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller is an adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bronchoscopy. Dr. Keller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Keller's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

Dr. Jaime Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Villanueva specializes in adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. These areas are among Dr. Villanueva's clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Villanueva is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Andrew D Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Twr Ii, Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Yu is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu accepts. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

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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.