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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; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, intensive care, and thoracic cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. He attended Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai is accepting 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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Diamond include exercise induced asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Diamond takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Suburban Lung Associates. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Greenhill's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greenhill include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenhill's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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 in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. McGee is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Zeman's areas of expertise include lung cancer, intensive care, and pneumonia. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. Zeman is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His 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 intensive care. Dr. Flores honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flores's office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Baugh include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. Dr. Baugh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Villanueva completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In Dr. Villanueva's practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Villanueva takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Villanueva 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 practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemivant include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant is open to 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. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Baird completed his residency training 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 Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baird 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 areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Lisle, IL and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Cahill is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cahill completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Cahill is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to 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.