We found 11 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept CIGNA Plans near Naperville, IL.

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Dr. Neeraj Rashmikant Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Neeraj Desai is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. He trained at New York Downtown Hospital for his residency. He is especially interested in emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai honors. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Desai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

Dr. Edward J Diamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Edward Diamond's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Diamond is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. 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. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Diamond attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Russian. His professional affiliations include 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: , emphysema, 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
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sara Greenhill is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Greenhill honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenhill welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Greenhill speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. McGee attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is especially interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. McGee is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. McGee is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Lung Cancer, Asthma, CPAP Treatment, Emphysema

Dr. Therese W Zeman, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Theresa Zeman is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. In Dr. Zeman's practice, she is particularly interested in lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, Intensive Care

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Flores studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Flores's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Downers Grove, IL and Lisle, IL. Dr. Baugh's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baugh takes. Dr. Baugh is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaime Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Jaime Villanueva specializes in adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Villanueva is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Villanueva trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Villanueva has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nemivant include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Stephen Baird, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. John Baird works as a general internist. Dr. Baird attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Baird include diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Baird is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean M Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sean Cahill's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Cahill's areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Cahill attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cahill honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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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.
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