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We found 47 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Guy Michael Dugan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Neurology, Adult Allergy & Immunology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Guy Dugan is an adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Dugan focuses on intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugan graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Dugan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Kovitz's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Kovitz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
33 W Higgins Road; Suite 1000
South Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. Dr. Boas is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Boas welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Benjamin Jason Seides, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Seides works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Seides (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Seides is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Seides honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. John Pantano works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pantano include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Pantano'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 Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Pantano studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency.

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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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, 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. Nawaid Mahmood Shakir, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir's areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Shakir takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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. Edward J Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Edward Diamond's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Diamond trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Diamond's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Diamond is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Exercise Induced Asthma, Lung Cancer, Cough, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara R Greenhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Greenhill graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer

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

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Ste 510; Elk Grove
Village, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Village, IL. These areas are among Dr. Otteman's clinical interests: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Otteman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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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. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include bronchoscopy. Dr. Keller is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Keller trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Bikash Bhattarai practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Bhattarai's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Bhattarai is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. For Dr. Bhattarai's residency, Dr. Bhattarai trained at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Bhattarai honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bhattarai has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
850 Biesterfield Road; Suite 4002
Elk Grove Village, 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. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sol Drapkin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 206, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sol Drapkin is a specialist in allergy & immunology and adult allergy. He works in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Des Plaines, IL. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and hives (uritcaria). Patients rated Dr. Drapkin highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Drapkin is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives

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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.