We found 73 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Maywood, IL.

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. McColley has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

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

Dr. Amit Goyal, who practices in Hines, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goyal include lung cancer, intensive care, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Goyal is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. He welcomes 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. Sharad Kant Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Sharad Khandelwal is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khandelwal include lung problems. Dr. Khandelwal is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Medicare, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) insurance. He graduated from King George Medical University. Dr. Khandelwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

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, asthma

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

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chung accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Chung is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrienne Prestridge Savant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Savant, who practices in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Savant honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Her education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), interstitial lung disease, lung problems

All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test

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

Dr. Khalilah Gates' specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in emphysema, bronchitis, and intensive care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Gates attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gates's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, bronchitis, obstructive lung disease, asthma, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Anil Kachru, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
5600 W Addison Street; Suite 306
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anil Kachru is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kachru include lung problems. Dr. Kachru is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kachru honors. His education and training includes medical school at Armed Forces Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems

Dr. Nasir Shahabuddin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Nasir Shahab, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Shahab attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Shahab (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Stomach Cancer, Blood Disorders, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Francis M Prendergast, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Francis Prendergast sees patients in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric radiology and diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include imaging procedures. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Prendergast is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Prendergast is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital and Tripler Army Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rajendran's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rajendran 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. Julia Elaine Grabowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Julia Grabowski specializes in pediatric general surgery. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In her practice, Dr. Grabowski focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Grabowski accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Gotteiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gotteiner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Joseph Podbielski, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 N Oak Street; Suite 2217
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Francis Podbielski is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Podbielski attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung problems and esophagus problems. Dr. Podbielski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Podbielski has received the following distinctions: American Medical Association's Physician's; Recognition Award 1999; and Bednarz Faculty Teaching Award-Univ of Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdullah include surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Abdullah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul-Kader K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes is a general pediatrician. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhes include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Malhes is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight Management, Cerebral ... (Read more)

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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.