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

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

Dr. Neeraj Desai's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and a graduate of New York Downtown Hospital's residency program. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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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. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include exercise induced asthma, vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and cough. Dr. Diamond's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Diamond takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is conversant in Russian.

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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 an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Greenhill is conversant in Spanish. She has a special interest in emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Greenhill trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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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, who practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. McGee is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McGee include asthma and sleep apnea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 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.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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 an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flores include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Flores is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

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

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

Dr. Theresa Zeman is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeman include lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. Dr. Zeman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Zeman trained 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. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Downers Grove, IL and Lisle, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Baugh attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Baugh accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Winfield, IL and Lisle, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Villanueva include emphysema, intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Villanueva takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemivant is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Nemivant completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Baird completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heartburn, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sean Cahill practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Cahill is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Cahill attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.