We found 11 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept Humana Platinum HMO 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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. Dr. Desai is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Desai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diamond include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Diamond is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Greenhill is especially interested in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenhill is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGee include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. McGee graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in Naperville, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. Dr. Zeman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeman accepts. Dr. Zeman has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Flores completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Flores has an open panel.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Baugh's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baugh is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine in Winfield, IL and Lisle, IL. Dr. Villanueva's areas of expertise consist of emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Villanueva's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Villanueva's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Baird's clinical interests include diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Baird trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Cahill include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Cahill graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Cahill welcomes new patients.

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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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