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We found 133 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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

Dr. Rajinder Arora is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Arora has a special interest in intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arora accepts. Before performing Dr. Arora's residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Arora attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Arora has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Arora's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Dr. McColley's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. McColley's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Baltimore City Hospitals. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. McColley speaks French.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include emphysema, lung cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Flores is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores welcomes new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is an adult critical care, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and sleep medicine specialist in Winfield, IL and Lisle, IL. Dr. Villanueva's areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, intensive care, and asthma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Villanueva attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and emphysema. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Yu attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Yu takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Downers Grove, IL and Lisle, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baugh include emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baugh's practice 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 is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porcelli include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Porcelli accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Porcelli's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Porcelli's practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Chung takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean. 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. She is accepting new patients.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to 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 a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mampilly attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice 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. James Patrick Gagermeier, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Gagermeier's specialty is adult pulmonology. He is conversant in German. Dr. Gagermeier has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1400 Kensington Road
Oakbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rajive Tandon is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. His areas of expertise include pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Tandon accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Tandon (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Tandon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital of Union County, Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, and Advocate Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. B. Giles' area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. 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 completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Her clinical interests include asthma and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Giles accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Lung Problems, Chronic Respiratory Failure, Asthma

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

Dr. Sunita Kumar works as a pulmonologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kumar include intensive care, asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam.

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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 specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Forsythe attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Respiratory Failure, Asthma

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

Dr. Rong-Shang Tu's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, intensive care, and lung problems. Dr. Tu honors HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Kaohsiung Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tu'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, 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.