We found 132 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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Dr. Rajinder Kumar Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Rajinder Arora's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care; dr. Rajinder Arora sees patients in Burr Ridge, IL, Chicago, IL, and Westchester, IL. Dr. Arora's areas of expertise consist of intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arora accepts. Dr. Arora graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Arora's training includes residency programs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Arora has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Arora is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Intensive Care, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Cough, Asthma

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She is conversant in French. Dr. McColley's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley's training includes a residency program at Baltimore City Hospitals. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McColley has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Juan Gabriel Flores, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Juan Flores' medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Flores attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Flores accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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, lung cancer, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Intensive ... (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's areas of specialization are adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Villanueva include emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Villanueva is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Villanueva attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Villanueva is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

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

Dr. Andrew D Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Twr Ii, Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Yu's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Yu's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Yu has an open panel. 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, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Sinusitis, Asthma, Intensive Care, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Matthew James Baugh, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Baugh works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Downers Grove, IL and Lisle, IL. Dr. Baugh attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Baugh include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baugh is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

Dr. John D Porcelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 110
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. John Porcelli, who practices in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porcelli is especially interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Porcelli attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Asthma, Intensive Care, Hay Fever, Emphysema

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chung takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chung obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Nemivant honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

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

Dr. Jobby J Mampilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jobby Mampilly is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Mampilly's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Mampilly is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. Sunita Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sunita Kumar's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Kumar obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Interstitial Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean M Forsythe, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sean Forsythe's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Forsythe obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, bronchiectasis, lung problems

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Respiratory Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brenda Louise Giles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1200 S. York Street; Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. B. Giles is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Giles trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

Dr. James Patrick Gagermeier, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Gagermeier is a pulmonologist in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Gagermeier is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Gagermeier trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Scleroderma, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Interventional Pulmonology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda S Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2340 S Highland Avenue; #230
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Linda Chan is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Lombard, IL. Her clinical interests encompass sleep study, sleep apnea, and lung problems. She accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sleep Study, Sleep Problems

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2340 S Highland Avenue; #230
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Rong-Shang Tu's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Tu is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr. Tu completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tu takes.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

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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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