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We found 38 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Saint Charles, IL.

Dr. Timothy J McGee, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McGee's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. McGee's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of emphysema, lung cancer, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. McGee is open to new patients. He 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.

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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. Linda M Lam, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Linda Lam specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lam include asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Crystal J Otteman, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 304
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Otteman specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Village, IL. These areas are among Dr. Otteman's clinical interests: lung cancer, pneumonia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Otteman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Peter Conrad Freebeck, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 309
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Peter Freebeck's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea, fatigue, and snoring. Dr. Freebeck is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freebeck honors. Dr. Freebeck is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Lung Problems, Fatigue, Insomnia, Narcolepsy

Dr. Paul Jude Jagielo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
302 Randall Road; Suite 309
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Paul Jagielo's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Jagielo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Cough, Emphysema, Asthma

Dr. Francis M Prendergast, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Francis Prendergast works as a pediatric radiologist and diagnostic radiologist. His clinical interests encompass imaging procedures. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prendergast obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Prendergast is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , interstitial lung disease

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Ramji Ramaswamy Rajendran, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
304 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Ramji Rajendran sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajendran include prostate problems, gynecologic cancer, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Rajendran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

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Dr. Avanthi Ragam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 410
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Avanthi Ragam specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Geneva, IL. Dr. Ragam's clinical interests include lung cancer and breast cancer. She is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ragam honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner is a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Gotteiner has a special interest in high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gotteiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Guiao Gozum, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2172 Blackberry Drive; Suite 202
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gozum is an allergy & immunology specialist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gozum include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Gozum is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gozum takes. Dr. Gozum has an open panel. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Florida State University, Dr. Gozum attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Gozum speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Eczema, Hives, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Richard T Meyer Jr., MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2210 Dean Street; Suite M
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Richard Meyer's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and eczema. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Meyer's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed Dr. Meyer at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Nirali Patel, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
302 Randall Road; Suite 208
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Patel is a general internist in Geneva, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, acne, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. She is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Linda C Widmer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1049 E Wilson Street; Suite 160b
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Linda Widmer practices general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise consist of newborn care, asthma, and preventive care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Widmer attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Thomas E Eng, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
351 Delnor Drive
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Eng is a family medicine practitioner. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, foot problems, and holistic approaches. Dr. Eng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eng is accepting new patients. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MacNeal Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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Dr. Cynthia R Rosenblad, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 W. Fabyan Parkway; Unit B
Batavia, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Ambler is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. In Dr. Ambler's practice, she is particularly interested in newborn care and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Ambler performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Steven L Burandt, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 300
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Steven Burandt's area of specialization is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burandt include diabetes, holistic approaches, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Burandt accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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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.