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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 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: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Porcelli accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Porcelli's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Porcelli's 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 is a pulmonologist. His areas of expertise consist of acute respiratory failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Afshar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Harford Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Afshar's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Acute Respiratory Failure

Dr. Franco Laghi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Franco Laghi works as an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. Dr. Laghi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, mechanical ventilation, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Laghi's professional affiliations include Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Laghi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Mechanical Ventilation, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Surgery, Emphysema

Dr. Daniel F Dilling, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Dilling is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dilling include lung transplant, emphysema, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Dilling is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Dilling speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include 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. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5th Avenue and Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khalilah Gates is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She works in Maywood, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gates 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 graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gates's practice is open to 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. Kevin P Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Simpson is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Simpson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Simpson trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

Dr. Shruti Patel's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In Dr. Patel's practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include 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. Bradford Bemiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Bradford Bemiss' area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Bemiss is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bemiss completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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 physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include emphysema, intensive care, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Gilbert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. 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. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Vigneswaran is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr. Vigneswaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil.

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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 medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include chest wall reconstruction, emphysema, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. Dr. Lubawski honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Kayali's clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, allergy skin testing, and acne. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kayali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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.