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Dr. Kevin Lawrence Kovitz, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Kovitz is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Kovitz studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kovitz completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass lung cancer, intensive care, and interventional pulmonology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kovitz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kovitz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Interventional Pulmonology, Lung Cancer, Intensive Care

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, lung problems

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

Dr. Benjamin Jason Seides, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Seides specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Seides is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. Dr. Seides graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Seides (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care

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: , exercise induced asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, 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, lung cancer

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

Dr. David Joseph McElligott Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. David McElligott's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. McElligott has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Suburban Lung Associates. Dr. McElligott welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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, lung cancer, asthma, lung problems

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: , lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. Michael James Keller, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Keller's medical specialty is adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Keller include bronchoscopy. Dr. Keller takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Keller is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Vascular Disease

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Bikash Bhattarai is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. For Dr. Bhattarai's professional training, Dr. Bhattarai completed a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Bhattarai's areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, lung problems, and interventional pulmonology. Dr. Bhattarai is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bhattarai is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhattarai's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4455 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran works as a radiation oncologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rajendran is conversant in Tamil.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Lung Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. James M Moss, MD
Specializes in Adult Immunology, Allergy & Immunology, Adult Allergy
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 200
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. James Moss works as an adult immunologist, allergist/immunologist, and allergist. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Suburban Lung Associates. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Moss attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Sinusitis, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Hay Fever

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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.
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