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

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Kovitz studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kovitz completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Kovitz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

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, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Dr. Dugan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of intensive care and pulmonary hypertension. He 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 is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Allergies, 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' medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Boas's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Boas is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Desai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung problems

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

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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Seides is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. Dr. Seides graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Seides (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care

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

Dr. John Pantano practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Elk Grove Village, IL and Winfield, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pantano include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Pantano is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. He is accepting 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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Amit Goyal works as an intensive care specialist and pulmonologist in Hines, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Winfield, IL. In Dr. Goyal's practice, he is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Goyal trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He is open to 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
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 510
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Nawaid Shakir is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Shakir is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shakir's medical residency was performed at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Shakir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. His practice 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diamond include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Diamond 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 attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Diamond is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. His practice is open to 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Greenhill is especially interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenhill is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Otteman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Otteman's office for an appointment. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Otteman trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Keller include bronchoscopy. Dr. Keller takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Keller is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. For Dr. Bhattarai's professional training, Dr. Bhattarai completed a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Bhattarai's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Bhattarai is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bhattarai is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhattarai's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology

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. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Tu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr. Tu completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He takes HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil.

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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. Manuel Francisco Rosado, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2000 Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL
 

Dr. Manuel Rosado is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Rosado is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Rosado trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Rosado takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Lung Cancer

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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.
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