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We found 13 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Maywood, 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung ... (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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Intensive Care, Obstructive Lung ... (Read more)

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. 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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Cancer, ... (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 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

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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Emily R Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Pulmonary Division, Building 54, Rm 131-a
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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Emphysema

Dr. Bradford Bemiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Bradford Bemiss is a specialist in adult pulmonology. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Bemiss performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bemiss include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bemiss is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran, who practices in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Vigneswaran performed his residency at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vigneswaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Lubawski Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Lubawski's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Lubawski is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lubawski include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Lung Problems, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6920 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Muhannad Kayali is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Kayali include disorders of calcium metabolism, allergy skin testing, and acne. Dr. Kayali takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. Dr. Kayali (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Atopic Dermatitis, Chronic ... (Read more)

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.