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We found 14 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. He is especially interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Goyal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. In Dr. Dilling's practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Dilling completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Porcelli is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Porcelli is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Intensive Care, Hay Fever, Emphysema

Dr. Majid Afshar, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Fahey Building
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Majid Afshar's specialty is adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Afshar include acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Afshar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Harford Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure

Dr. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar sees patients in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Her medical specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Kumar's clinical interests: intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar takes. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Kumar trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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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. 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. Kevin P Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Simpson specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simpson include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Simpson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. Khalilah Latrece Gates, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gates attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has a special interest in emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. Dr. Gates is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Shruti Patel, who practices in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. In Dr. Patel's practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is 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 is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for her residency.

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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 pulmonologist. Dr. Bemiss's areas of expertise include lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally 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 specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He speaks Tamil. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Vigneswaran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for residency. Dr. Vigneswaran takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Maywood, IL and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lubawski include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lubawski's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.

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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 works as a geriatrician and emergency medicine specialist in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Kayali's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, allergy skin testing, and acne. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kayali accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Kayali (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Kayali's professional 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.